China’s Russian Princess: the Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo

Mark O’Neill

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Program on 18 April 2020: [WEBCAST] China’s Russian Princess: the Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo

- Size: 21.5 (H) x 14.8 (W) cm

- Language: English/ Chinese

- Written by: Mark O'Neill

- Publisher: Joint Publishing (H.K.) Limited

- "China’s Russian Princess: the Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo" tells the extraordinary story of a person unknown in history. Her Chinese name was "蒋方良" and Russian name Faina Ipat'evna Vakhreva. Chiang Ching-kuo met Faina at a heavy machinery plant in Yekaterinburg in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. He was a hostage of Josef Stalin, who used him as leverage against his father Chiang Kai-shek. He is considered to be one of the most enlightened political leaders of the 20th Century. A factory worker, Faina thought she would spend her life with her husband in the Soviet Union. Instead, they move to China in 1937, live through the anti-Japanese war and the civil war and then move to Taiwan in 1949. She is the constant companion of her husband who had a remarkable career. He was the ‘son of the Emperor’ and his closest adviser and lived on the front life of the tumultuous history of China in the 20th century

*Author will give a talk on the book at 1500 on July 20 in Hong Kong Book Fair 2020, the session is moderated by Mr. Chip Tsao (陶傑先生)*