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  Charlie Soong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Soong, born Han Jiaozhun (韓教準) in Hainan as the third son of Han Hongyi (韓鴻翼), changed his surname after a sonless uncle adopted him while he worked in Boston since twelve.
Soong (Soong Tse-an, 子安 Zǐ'ān), the chairman of the Bank of Canton, Hong Kong.
Charlie Soong resigned his missionary position at 26 and started doing business in cigarettes and cotton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charlie_Soong   (380 words)

  
 soong ching ling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Soong Ch'ing-ling (Simplified Chinese 宋庆龄, Traditional Chinese 宋慶齡, pinyin: Sòng Qìnglíng, Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ing-ling) (January 27, 1893 - May 29, 1981) was one of the Soong sisters—three sisters whose husbands were amongst China's most significant political figures of the early 20th century.
She was born to the wealthy businessman and missionary Charlie Soong in Kunshan, Jiangsu, attended high school in Shanghai, and graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, United States.
Unlike her younger sister Soong May-ling, who sided with her husband Chiang Kai-shek and fled to Taiwan, Soong Ching-ling is greatly revered in mainland China.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /soong_ching_ling.html   (387 words)

  
 T. V. Soong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tse-ven Soong, or Soong Tzu-wen (Chinese: 宋子文, pinyin: Sòng Zǐwén; 1894 - 1971), a prominent millionaire businessman and politician in the early 20th century Republic of China, had Charlie Soong as a father and the Soong sisters as siblings.
In the Kuomintang-controlled government he served as governor of the Central Bank of China and minister of finance (1928 - 1931, 1932 - 1933); minister of foreign affairs (1942 - 1945); and president of the Executive Yuan (1945 - 1947).
Soong was married to Chang Yüeh-ch'ia (張樂恰 Zhang Yueqia).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/T._V._Soong   (169 words)

  
 Wesleyan College: First for Women: The Soong Sisters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charlie arranged for Ai-ling to enroll as a sub-freshman in 1904.
Charlie Soong viewed the marriage between his old friend and his young daughter as a betrayal, and the union remained a source of contention in the Soong family.
Soong’s blessing for marriage to her daughter, on the conditions that he divorce his present wife — and that he convert to Christianity.
www.wesleyancollege.edu /firstforwomen/soong   (3697 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Soong
Soong, wealthy Chinese family that played an influential role in the government of the Republic of China.
Soong, Charlie (1866-1918), Chinese businessman, supporter of Kuomintang (KMT) founder Sun Yat-sen, and patriarch of one of the most influential...
Soong, T. Soong, T. (1894-1971), Chinese financier and important figure in the financial sector of China’s Kuomintang (KMT) government.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Soong.html   (85 words)

  
 Soong May-ling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, she drew crowds up to 30,000 people and made the front cover of TIME magazine, first with her husband as "Man and Wife of the Year" and second under the title "Dragon Lady." On February 18, 1943, she became the first Chinese national and second woman to address the U.S. Congress.
Soong sold her Long Island estate in 2000 and spent the rest of her life in her Gracie Square apartment surrounded only by fl-suited bodyguards who cleared the lobby as she passed.
Soong died in New York City, in her Manhattan apartment in 2003 at the age of 105 or 106.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soong_May-ling   (1069 words)

  
 phorum - Overseas Chinese Forum at Asiawind - Re: Charlie Soong, the father of Soong Meiling
Soong Yao-Ju was caught by a sailor and was brought before the ship captain, Charles Jones who fortunately was a kind man. Captain Jones did not put him ashore at the next port but wondered how and why a Chinese boy wanted to stow away on board his ship.
Charlie Soong was taken into the church; his benefactors were preparing him to go back to China to preach christianity.
Charlie asked for permission to visit his parents in Hainan Island and his request was refused by Dr Allen on the ground that he could only allow him to travel there on the coming Chinese New Year and not before that.
www.asiawind.com /forums/read.php?f=4&i=1363&t=1353&v=f   (1951 words)

  
 China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In depicting the childhood lives of the Soong sisters, the film includes a scene in which the Soong sisters, led by the equally legendary father Charlie Soong, are singing and dancing in a snowy labyrinth.
Similarly, Soong Qingling's marriage with Sun Yat-Sen is also initiated by her voice-over of the letter to Soong Meiling, the youngest among the three sisters, which adds a subjective layer to the succeeding scenes.
Soong Qingling views her marriage with Sun Yat-Sen as an action of "liberating the self" and "liberating a woman." For her, the marriage symbolizes her ability to "walk with my own legs." This awakened consciousness is further enhanced by the scene of several old women with the Three-Inch-Lotus feet chasing after Soong Qingling.
www.asianfilms.org /china/song.html   (2205 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Chiang Kai-shek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Soong Ching-ling (Simplified Chinese 宋庆龄, Traditional Chinese 宋慶齡, pinyin: Sòng Qìnglíng, Wade-Giles: Sung Ching-ling) (January 27, 1893 - May 29, 1981) was one of the Soong sisters—three sisters whose husbands were amongst Chinas most significant political figures of the early 20th century.
Soong Ching-ling (Simplified Chinese: 宋庆龄; Traditional Chinese: 宋慶齡; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Sung Ching-ling) (January 27, 1893 - May 29, 1981) was one of the Soong sisters—three sisters whose husbands were amongst Chinas most significant political figures of the early 20th century.
Tse-ven Soong, or Soong Tzu-wen (Chinese: 宋子文, pinyin: Sòng Zǐwén; 1894 - 1971), a prominent millionaire businessman and politician in the early 20th century Republic of China, had Charlie Soong as a father and the Soong sisters as siblings.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chiang-Kai_shek   (10170 words)

  
 Charlie Soong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charles Jones Soong (宋嘉樹 Pinyin: Sòng Jiāshù) (February 1863, 1864 or 1866 - May 3, 1918), courtesy name Yaoru (耀如, hence his alternate name: Soong Yao-ju), was a Hakka Chinese who achieved prominence as a missionary and businessman.
Soong, born Han Jiaozhun (韓教準) in Hainan as the third son of Han Hongyi (韓鴻翼), changed his surname after a sonless uncle adopted him while he worked in Boston since twelve.
Soong Ai-ling, the eldest of the Soong sisters
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/charlie_soong   (329 words)

  
 Madame Chiang, 105, Chinese Leader's Widow, Dies
Soong Mei-ling's rise to power began when she married Chiang Kai-shek in an opulent ceremony in Shanghai in 1927, bringing together China's star military man with one of the nation's most illustrious families.
The Soong family's saga, a story that cuts across many strands of modern Chinese history, began when Madame Chiang's father, Charlie Soong, sailed to the United States at the age of 12.
Soong was taken in by Methodists in North Carolina and converted to Christianity in hopes of sending him back to spread the word of Jesus in China.
clta-gny.org /MadameChiang.htm   (3267 words)

  
 Person of the Week: Madame Chiang Kai-shek
Her father Yaoju "Charlie" Soong, was a Methodist minister and businessman, who spent some 15 years during the latter part of the 19th century in the United States, where he earned a certificate in theology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
The fourth of six children, Soong came to the United States in 1908, living near the campus of the Wesleyan College for Women, in Macon, GA, where her sister was a student.
Soong's blessing for marriage to her daughter by providing proof of his divorce, and after committing to convert to Christianity.
www.wellesley.edu /Anniversary/chiang.html   (815 words)

  
 Soong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Soong is an English transliteration of the Chinese family name 宋.
The official Pinyin transliteration is Song, and is Sung in Wade-Giles.
A less common Chinese family name (崇 pinyin Chóng) can also be transliterated to Soong in some Chinese dialects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soong   (92 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charlie at age nine was sent out to become an indentured servant to relatives on the island.
Charlie was the only Chinese native that anyone in that part of the country had ever seen and was a bit of an oddity.
Charlie and Ni Kwei-tseng were married in 1887 and when the first child came along Charlie realized that he was not going to be able to support his family on the salary of a missionary.
www.bunkerco.com /masters/chap20   (1708 words)

  
 Articles - Soong Sisters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Soong Ai-ling, the eldest and the one who "loved money," was married to the richest man and finance minister of China, H.
Soong Ching-ling, the one who "loved China," was married to Father of the Nation and first President of the Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen.
Soong May-ling, youngest and the one who "loved power," was married to the leader of the Nationalist Party, Generalissimo of the Chinese armies, and later President, Chiang Kai-shek.
www.lastring.com /articles/Soong_sisters   (526 words)

  
 Who Was the Mysterious and Legendary Chinese Tycoon Louie C. K'ung, Who Built the Fortress & Atomic Bomb, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charlie Soong, {AKAHan ChaoShun, Charles Han, Charles Jones Sun, Charles Sung and then Charlie Soong}was a nine year old stowaway on ships that eventually landed in America in the mid1800s.
Charlie graduated from Trinity College (later Duke University) and was sent to the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Charlie Soong married Ni Kweitseng, a descendent from the Ming Dynasty's Prime Minister [1600s] who became "Mammy" Soong the family matriarch.
www.montgomerycountynews.net /walden09-22-04.htm   (1418 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Soong May-ling or Soong Mei-ling (宋美齡 pinyin: Sòng Měilíng) (March 5, 1898
The fourth of six children, she was born in either Hainan or Shanghai
Her prominence led Joseph Stilwell to quip that she be appointed minister of defence.
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/s/so/soong_may_ling.html   (895 words)

  
 Piedmont College News & Information
Born Soong Mei-ling, Madame Chiang was one of the world's most famous and powerful women as she helped her husband fight the Japanese during World War II and later the Chinese Communists.
While little is clearly known about Soong’s early life, it is known his real name was Chiao-shun and that he came from the Kwangtun Province of China.
Soong was determined that his children would be educated in the U.S. Mei-ling was the youngest of his three daughters — all known for their beauty and their marriages to some of the most influential men of pre-World War II China.
www.piedmont.edu /news/jan_04/madame_chiang.html   (880 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Education / Higher education / Madame Chiang, widow of leader, at 106
Their father, Charlie Soong, had been born Han Chao-shun.
Soong Mei-ling was born on March 5, 1897, in Shanghai.
Smitten with the youngest Soong daughter, he proposed marriage -- despite the fact he was already married and not a Christian.
www.boston.com /news/education/higher/articles/2003/10/25/madame_chiang_widow_of_leader_at_106?mode=PF   (1550 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Charlie Soong, Sun Yat-sen, and others introduced in Seagrave's The Soong Dynasty learned the ideas and practices of a republic from the West.
The world of late 19th century China was an intersection of Chinese and Western cultures, where traditions mingled with Western commercial and political ideas in the treaty ports on the eastern coast, and Western, especially American missionary zeal led to conflicts between Christianity and indigenous Chinese worship of ancestors and idols.
The world of Sun Yat-sen was very similar to that surrounding Charlie Soong: direct and indirect Western influences (Canton, Hawaii, Hong Kong), Chinese traditional background, and secret society background (membership in the Red Gang and the Triad).
www.iun.edu /~hisdcl/g385_2001/seagrave1.htm   (935 words)

  
 Soong Mei-ling (from Soong Family) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Her family was successful, prosperous, and well-connected: her sister Soong Ch'ing-ling (Song Qingling) was the wife of Sun Yat-sen, and her brother T.V. Soong was a prominent industrialist and official of the Nationalist Chinese government.
Soong, T.V. financier and official of the Chinese Nationalist government between 1927 and 1949, once reputed to have been the richest man in the world.
The Soong (also spelled Sung or Song) family was deeply involved in politics and finance in 20th-century China.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-208262?tocId=208262&ct=   (663 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Soong Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The legend of Charlie Soong is a masterpiece of twentieth-century invention.
Charlie Soong managed to get a job on a ship, and spent some time as a sailor off the East Coast of the United States.
However, the Soongs' collective behavior as leaders of modern China cannot be so easily excused by those who cite that all of this occurred "during a difficult period of Chinese history" so they should be judged less harshly and/or more fairly.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060913185?v=glance   (2793 words)

  
 Wal-Mart Raided
Soong Mei-ling, her maiden name, was born Feb. 12, 1898, Day 43, where 12 is for authority; 98 means the glory has departed; and 43 is for fulfillment.
She married the highest authority in China and watched the glory depart from the nation.
Madame Chiang Kai-shek was the daughter of Charlie Soong, who came to the USA at age 12 from Hainan Island.
www.biblenews1.com /history3/20031023.htm   (981 words)

  
 Madame Chiang
The Soong family played an enormous role in the Chinese revolt against the Manchu dynasty and in subsequent events.
The father, Charlie Soong was an American educated Methodist minister who acquired a huge fortune in China publishing Bibles and then in commercial publishing.
She was young, but her elder sisters and one brother were already there, and it seemed to Charlie Soong to be the safest thing to do.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/1206/90673   (649 words)

  
 Corto Maltese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She was a member of the family of the three Soong (Song) sisters.
Chingling, Meiling and Ailing Soong married, respectively, Sun Yat-sen (Sun Zhongshan), Tchang Kaï-chek (Jiang Jieshi) and H. Kung, a banker and politician.
Their father Charlie Soong, a multimillionaire from Shanghai who was converted to Methodism, was one of the heads of the Triad.
cortomaltese.com /doc/hugo/pratt03_en.html   (553 words)

  
 TIME Asia Print Page: A Singular Woman -- November 3, 2003 / Vol. 162 No. 17   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Soong Mei-ling, then 45 and the wife of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, happened to be in the U.S. for medical reasons.
Seizing the opportunity to champion her country's cause, she summoned all her energy and flashing-eyed eloquence to the task of urging the U.S. to side with her embattled land.
(Her sister Soong Ching-ling would marry Sun Yat-sen, modern China's founder.) Their father, C.V. "Charlie" Soong, who had been virtually adopted by a group of kindly Methodist evangelists in North Carolina, returned to China intending to be a missionary but instead became an entrepreneur.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/printout/0,13675,501031103-526553,00.html   (923 words)

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