CHINA: Soong Sisters

Two thousand pompously arrayed Chinese witnessed the marriage, in Shanghai last week, of the defeated but honorably esteemed Marshal Chiang Kaishek, resigned generalissimo of the now scattered Nationalist armies which, under his leadership, once conquered half of holy China (TIME, Aug. 22 et ante).

Chiang loomed last week as the most matrimonially romantic of modern Chinese conquerors, because he has openly persisted in wooing a lady known to have refused him at first. In China such a refusal causes the suitor to "lose face," a disgrace so abyssmal that many Chinese have...

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