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    • The Soong Sisters

    • By: Emily Hahn
    • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the early 20th century, few women in China were to prove so important to the rise of Chinese nationalism and liberation from tradition as the three extraordinary Soong sisters: Eling, Chingling, and Mayling. As told with wit and verve by Emily Hahn, a remarkable woman in her own right, the biography of the Soong sisters tells the story of China through both world wars. It also chronicles the changes to Shanghai as they relate to a very eccentric family that had the courage to speak out against the ruling regime. Greatly influencing the history of modern China, they interacted with their government and military to protect the lives of those who could not be heard, and they appealed to the West to support China during the Japanese invasion. 

    Regular price: $27.97

    • China to Me

    • A Partial Autobiography
    • By: Emily Hahn
    • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
    • Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
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    Deemed scandalous at the time of its publication in 1944, Emily Hahn's now classic memoir of her years in China remains remarkable for her insights into a tumultuous period and her frankness about her personal exploits. A proud feminist and fearless traveler, she set out for China in 1935 and stayed through the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War, wandering, carousing, living, loving - and writing. Many of the pieces in China to Me were first published as the work of a roving reporter in the New Yorker. All are shot through with riveting and humanizing detail. 

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Chiang Kai-Shek

    • An Unauthorized Biography
    • By: Emily Hahn
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An in-depth biography of the towering 20th-century Chinese military and political figure who led the government, first on the mainland and then in exile in Taiwan, from the acclaimed New Yorker correspondent who lived in China when he was head of state.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Oversimplified, Unrealistic, More Like a promo

    • By oscar morante on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • China Only Yesterday: 1850-1950

    • A Century of Change
    • By: Emily Hahn
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For centuries China's code of behavior was incomprehensible to Westerners, whom the Chinese viewed as irredeemable barbarians. Presenting historical events with an immediacy that makes you feel as if you were there, Hahn takes listeners through isolationist China's difficult and often costly adaptations to the invasions of Western "foreign devils".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, Entertaining Overview. Very Well Read

    • By Wandering on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $29.95