China’s Russian Princess: the Silent Wife of Chiang Ching 蔣經國的俄國妻子: 蔣方良

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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

- Binding: softcover, 224 pages

- Language: English 

- Author: Mark O'Neill

- Publisher: Joint Publishing (H.K.) Limited, 2020

"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 "蔣方良" 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

- 裝幀:平裝,200頁

- 語言:繁體中文

- 作者:馬克.奧尼爾

- 譯者程翰

- 出版:三聯書店(香港)有限公司,2020

蔣方良原名芬娜,生於白俄羅斯,1935年與蔣經國結為夫妻,翌年便隨丈夫離開出生地,遠赴中國大陸,成為第一家庭的媳婦;後來更隨國民黨遷台,配合丈夫的政治發展,方良由活潑開朗的個性,漸漸變成深居簡出,因此外界對她所知甚少。在丈夫離世後,其三名兒子更先後離她而去,令外界越加好奇這位俄籍第一夫人一生的遭遇。
 
在《蔣經國的俄國妻子──蔣方良》,作者馬克.奧尼爾(Mark O’Neill)便梳理出蔣方良的一生,還親身訪問了蔣良方的次子蔣孝武、三兒媳蔣方智怡和明星咖啡廳主理人簡靜惠等人,務求最貼近地、以一手資料將蔣方良的面貌呈現出來。
 
這名低調的俄籍女子,有著中國傳統婦女的形象,在家相夫教子,默默做丈夫背後的女人。亦因如此,中華民國政府通過總統頒布褒揚令給予褒揚:「蔣故總統經國先生夫人方良女士,志節貞固,蕙質婉約。」