Soong Mei-ling

[Madame Chiang Kai-Shek]

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Soong May-ling or Soong Mei-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek or Madame Chiang (March 5, 1898 – October 23, 2003) was a First Lady of the Republic of China (ROC), the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. She was a politician, painter and the chairman of Fu Jen Catholic University. The youngest and the last surviving of the three Soong sisters, she played a prominent role ... more »

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  • Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and...
    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (b. 1898), Chinese educator, reformer. China Shall Rise Again, pt. 1, ch. 8 (1941).
  • ''There is no shadow of protection to be had by sheltering behind the slender stockades of visionary speculation, or by hiding behind the wagon-wheels of pacific theories.''
    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (b. 1898), Chinese educator, reformer. Quoted in New York Herald Tribune (March 21, 1938).
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