Charles Jones Soong was born in Wenchang City of Hainan province.
Charles Soong went to Shanghai on a Christian mission.
Charles Soong started a family with wife Ni Kwei-Tseng and their first daughter was named Ai-ling.
Second daughter Chingling was born.
Charlie Soong met with Dr. Sun Yat-sen and became a supporter of the latter’s cause to overthrow the Manchurian regime.
Third daughter Mei-ling was born.
Ching-ling and Mei-ling followed their eldest sister to the US to study at Wesleyan College.
Ai-ling graduated and moved back to China to work as Dr. Sun’s secretary.
Ching-ling returned to China. Charlie Soong fled to Tokyo with his family and Dr. Sun when the republic collapsed. Ailing was married to H. H. Kung in Tokyo.
Ching-ling and Sun, who was 25 years her senior, were married on Oct 25 that year.
Mei-ling met Chiang Kai-shek, who was 11 years her senior. Chiang, a Buddhist, won the approval of his future mother-in-law by divorcing his ex-wife and converting to Christianity.
Dr. Sun died and Ching-ling was elected to the Kuomintang (KMT) Central Executive committee.
Mei-ling and Chiang Kaishek were married on Dec 1.
Ching-ling returned to China. She lived in Shanghai from 1931 to 1937. When the war broke out, she moved to Hong Kong and then Chongqing.
Ching-ling founded the China Defense League, a fundraising entity for the Chinese Communists.
Ching-ling was elected Vice President of China.
Ai-ling, who moved to the US in the 1940s, died in New York at the age of 83.
Chiang died in Taiwan. Madame Chiang moved to New York.
Ching-ling died in Beijing, just two weeks after she was named Honorary Chairwoman of the People’s Republic of China.
Madame Chiang died in her sleep in New York, aged 105.
Chiang Ching-kuo. Part of the Chiang Kai-shek diaries is now open to public at the Hoover Institution in Stanford University.
“The three sisters shared the happiness and suffering of the nation through the 20th century. Even though they were separated for decades far across the seas, the emotional connection between them never faded,” said Fang Chi-yi.
“The more they aged, the more they missed each other. They asked about one another whenever there were visitors coming from the other side of the Straits. Their spirits in heaven must be consoled now, seeing this exhibition taking place,” she added.