The Soong sisters (from left), Ai-ling, May-ling and Ching-ling.

Jung Chang’s new book on Soong sisters a long overdue account of three remarkable Chinese women

  • The three siblings were known for marrying powerful men – Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek and H.H. Kung, one of China’s richest businessmen
  • Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China wipes away the nostalgic veneer and puts the men in their place
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The Soong sisters (from left), Ai-ling, May-ling and Ching-ling.
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In Ways of Heaven – An Introduction to Chinese Thought, Roel Sterckx has produced an approachable account of Chinese thinkers. Photo: Alamy

In Ways of Heaven, Roel Sterckx unpacks ‘Chinese thought’ for the Western reader

  • The Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilisation at the University of Cambridge offers insight into the Chinese psyche
  • Philosophy in the Chinese sense rarely indulged in debate for its own sake, instead dealing with the practical
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In Ways of Heaven – An Introduction to Chinese Thought, Roel Sterckx has produced an approachable account of Chinese thinkers. Photo: Alamy
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