Chinese Revolution

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Australian Guy: So Mao‘s wife was married to Chiang Kai Shek‘s wife?
American Guy: No.
Australian Guy: Mao’s wife and Chiang Kai-Shek’s wife were sisters.
American Guy: Chiang Kai-Shek‘s wife and Mao’s wife were sisters.
Australian Guy: Right.
American Guy: And the females in that family were spread throughout both sides of that battle.
Australian Guy
: Right ok.
American Guy: The females were on both sides. It is really interesting
Australian Guy: They came from the Shanghai area?
American Guy: Yeah.
Australian Guy: And Chiang Kai-Shek came from the Shanghai area?
American Guy: Yeah. So did Mao.
Australian Guy: Mao came…? Did he come from…?
American Guy: Oh yeah. His power base was Shanghai. Shanghai produced all the …Sun Yat-Sen ..When Sun Yat-Sen overthrew the emperor .. what was it…nineteen twelve or nineteen thirteen…whenever it was? He came from the same area.
Australian Guy: Nineteen nineteen was when they…
American Guy: Twelve or thirteen. Nineteen twelve. Nineteen thirteen. Something like that…
Australian Guy: Nineteen nineteen something happened.
American Guy: Yeah. But it all came from the same area.
Australian Guy: Shanghai is the real capital of China. Like in terms of…
American Guy: Oh yeah. Sun Yat-Sen. Sun Yat-Sen was related to Chiang Kai-Shek’s wife. That is where Chiang Kai-Shek…But Mao also married into the same family.
Australian Guy: Right.
American Guy: My feeling is that the history of the last hundred and something; hundred and twenty years of China, was on the female side. Nothing to do with the guys. Because they were so diverse. Sun Yat Sen, who was probably the most enlightened leader…
Australian Guy: Everybody loves him on both sides.
American Guy: Oh Yeah. He was a most enlightened leader.
Australian Guy: I do not know much about him but everybody loves him in China and Taiwan.
American Guy: Well he overthrew the imperial dynasty but…
Australian Guy: Sun Yi-Sen.
American Guy: He was a republican.