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Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, 1898-2003

The fact that 106-year-old Madame Chiang Kai-shek passed away in relative seclusion thousands of miles away from her homeland is testimony to the fortunes of the...

Revelation

Ernest Hemingway called her the "Empress of China." British novelist Christopher Isherwood found her "possessed of an almost terrifying charm and poise." Among...

A Singular Woman

Her temperament and the times were well matched. It was 1942: Japan had just bombed Pearl Harbor, and the Republic of China was struggling to resist the invading...

National Affairs: House Guest

Madame Chiang Kai-shek had triumphed in Washington before. This time it looked as if everything was against her. When the Sacred Cow, bringing her on the last...

THE PRESIDENCY: Over the Teacups

The crowd began gathering near the sentry boxes at Blair House at dusk, stood raptly as rush-hour traffic blatted past on Pennsylvania Avenue. It multiplied...

U.S. At War: Among Friends . . .

Madame Chiang Kai-shek sat expectantly on the edge of the President's huge swivel chair, like a young girl at her first matinee. Only when she leaned forward did...

CHINA: Madame

(See Cover) The Senators watched in curious silence as Madame Chiang walked down the aisle of the Senate Chamber. They saw a still face with big dark eyes...

FOREIGN RELATIONS: We Must Try to Forgive

Wellesley College's most famed alumna went back last weekend. Mei-ling Soong. honor student, class of '17, went to see how the campus had changed since her...

The Press: Those Rumor Mills

Ever since Eleanor Roosevelt left Washington last April, the 70 members of the Mrs. Roosevelt's Press Conference Association (founded in 1941) have faced...

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