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Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, China’s Eternal First Lady

The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and OCA-Greater Los Angeles invites you to celebrate Laura Tyson Li's insightful and penetrating new book Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, China's Eternal First Lady.

April 28, 2007 12:00am

Saturday, April 28, 2007, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
411 Bernard Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Books will be available for purchase
Refreshments will be served
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"Laura Tyson Li's incisive new biography… rises to the tall task of capturing this pivotal figure in all her splendor and humiliation, against a backdrop of war, revolution and unending political turmoil….

Li delivers a thoughtful portrait of a complex woman and resists the considerable temptation to crucify her."

-Los Angeles Times

"...fascinating and truly magnificent...a nuanced, balanced, and amazingly detailed look at one of the most admired yet polarizing women of the 20th century."

-Lisa See, author of On Gold Mountain

About the book

MADAME CHIANG KAI-SHEK, China's Eternal First Lady tells the story of an extraordinary woman who symbolizes America’s long, vexed love affair with China, as well as China’s own struggle to define itself as a world power. Brilliant, charismatic, and glamorous, she was both celebrated as "the world’s greatest living woman" and condemned as a scheming and manipulative "Dragon Lady."

About the Author

Laura Tyson Li spent a decade living in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, during which she was variously a student, business reporter for the South China Morning Post, and Taiwan correspondent for the Financial Times (1994-98). She has also written articles for The Economist and many other publications. Ms. Tyson Li grew up in Cornwall, Connecticut and graduated from Dartmouth College, where she majored in East Asian Studies. She now lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. Madame Chiang Kai-shek: China's Eternal First Lady is her first book.