The Power Game: Chiang Kai-shek and His Families (three-part series - Enhanced DVD)
Join living relatives and experts as they examine the Soong family and their influence on Chiang Kai-shek, the man who would become leader of the Republic of China. Our story begins with American-educated missionary and impresario Charlie Soong, who combined his talent for preaching and his devotion to business to bring his family wealth and power in 19th century Shanghai. Through a combination of Western education, strong religious ideals, and support of revolutionary sons-in-law Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek, Charlie Soong’s family quickly became some of the most influential people in China. Viewers are given a detailed, astonishing look into how one entrepreneurial family helped China’s most notorious leaders rise to power.