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Soong Qing-ling's Former Residence (Gùjū de sòngqìnglíng)

Soong Qing-ling's Former Residence (Gùjū de sòngqìnglíng) Review

A daughter of the prominent Soong family, Soong Qing-ling (also known as Madame Sun Yat-sen) was first a Nationalist and then a Communist. Her sister Mei-ling married Chiang Kai-shek, who was the head of the Nationalist government from 1927 to 1949. This three-story house, built in 1920 by a German ship owner, was Soong's primary residence from 1948 to 1963. It has been preserved as it was during her lifetime, and includes her 4,000 books in the study and furniture in the bedroom that her parents gave as her dowry. The small museum next door has some nice displays from Soong Qingling and Sun Yat-sen's life, including pictures from their 1915 wedding in Tokyo.

Updated: 05-28-2013

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