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By E. A. Haag

Charlie Soong (宋嘉樹) has been referred to as many stuff: a missionary, a businessman, a innovative, a pioneer of woman’s schooling, and North Carolina’s first foreign pupil. He was once additionally the daddy of China's recognized Soong sisters ( 宋氏三姐妹), together with Madame Chiang Kai-shek. In flip, the tale of Charlie Soong has captivated the imaginations of North Carolinians for over a century now, and has taken on nearly mythical prestige within the kingdom that did quite a bit to form and impact him in his early life. it really is those reports, and the intense tale of Charlie Soong’s triumph and tragedy after his circulation again to China which are chronicled here.

it could were destiny, however it simply as simply might have been Charlie's hot and ebullient character that acquired him speedy into the nice graces of influential North Carolinians who turned confident that Charlie will be a terrific missionary in China. while males like Durham tobacco multi-millionaire Julian S. Carr (namesake of town of Carrboro) took it upon himself to sponsor Charlie and his schooling at Trinity university, it set in movement a sequence of occasions that will substantially influence the way forward for Charlie Soong. And whilst males like solar Yat-sen, the chief of the chinese language Revolution, could later befriend Charlie in Shanghai, it's going to profoundly regulate the process chinese language heritage itself.

The legend of Charlie Soong in North Carolina has nearly outgrown the reality at the back of the fellow himself. certainly, such a lot of tales were advised approximately Charlie via such a lot of diversified humans in such a lot of assorted settings that it's been demanding to inform truth from fiction lately. “Charlie Soong: North Carolina’s hyperlink to the autumn of the final Emperor of China” sheds new gentle on essentially the most colourful and outstanding contributors ever to grace the pages of North Carolina’s lengthy history.

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