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The Power Game-Chiang Kai-Shek and His Families: Episode 2 [electronic resource]

Phoenix Satellite Television
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The marriage of Chiang Kai-shek and Mei-ling Soong "connected the three big families, Chiang, Soong, and Kung, and formed an essential force in the political landscape of China in the modern age. It was also a prelude to the collaborations and conflicts that would play out among the family members on the political stage." Using that marriage as a key to understanding what follows, this program picks up the intertwined threads of the Chiang Kai-shek story and carries the action through to the end of 1936. The relationship formed between T. V. Soong-now patriarch of the Soong family-and his brothers-in-law Chiang Kai-shek and H. H. Kung is given special attention. Commentary is provided by Chiang Kai-shek biographer Wang Feng; former Kuomintang Party Archives Officer Shao Ming-huang; history professors Wu Jing-ping and Liu Wei-kai; Lin Bo-wen, author of The Secret Files of Chang Hsueh-liang and T.V. Soong; and others.
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55 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 07, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The Power Game: Chiang Kai-shek and His Families
Power Game : Chiang Kai-shek and His Families
  • Introduction: Episode 2: The Power Game- Chiang Kai-shek and His Families (0:46)
  • Mei-ling Soong in Shanghai (1:00)
  • Whampoa Military Academy (2:34)
  • Growing Fame and Romance (1:48)
  • Political Defeat and Romantic Success (1:15)
  • Marriage Arrangements (3:13)
  • Political Importance of Marriage (1:41)
  • T.V. Soong's Background (2:45)
  • T.V. Soong's Career (1:07)
  • Soong Breaks with Chiang (2:31)
  • Soong as Finance Minister (2:25)
  • Danger of Political Life (1:31)
  • H.H. Kung Versus T.V. Soong (1:44)
  • Kung as Arms Dealer (1:28)
  • T.V. Soong's Policies and Diplomacy (1:09)
  • Kung In, Soong Out (3:13)
  • New Life Movement (1:11)
  • Kung's Policies (1:22)
  • Kung Advances Son (1:59)
  • Aunt Mei-ling Soong (1:19)
  • Xi'an Incident (3:03)
  • Aftermath of Xi'an (1:15)
  • T.V. Soong After Xi'an (2:55)
  • Considering Response to Xi'an (1:53)
  • Mei-ling in Xi'an (1:44)
  • Negotiating for Chiang's Release (2:39)
  • Release and Return of Chiang (2:43)
  • Chang Hsueh-liang on Trial (1:49)
  • Credits: Episode 2: The Power Game- Chiang Kai-shek and His Families (0:35)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2009.
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  • 53286s Films Media Group
  • 53288 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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