Song Meiling can't be unfamiliar. The status of three Song family sisters in China should not be underestimated. In modern Chinese history, they are also rare well-known female figures.
Due to her family's influence in her early years, Song Meiling received a rich education, and at that time, she was even said to be a rare thoughtful intellectual woman.
Due to her wealth of knowledge and outstanding ability, when she was young, combined with her marital status, she enjoyed boundless scenery, but in her later years, she felt devastated.
Although I have seen world over a century with my own eyes, but I have no relatives to accompany me, and even servants who serve me personally, could not get a happy ending after returning to China, which is really a pity.The lonely end of his later years contrasts sharply with first half of his life.
Song Meiling was born to a Shanghai family. At end of 19th century, China was still a backward country. Many wealthy people and intellectuals from these able families sent their children abroad to educate and absorb multiculturalism.
Song Meiling's family turned out to be just that rich: since childhood, she grew up under supervision of her parents, older brothers and sisters, she was brought up in gold and jade.
So she has been studying abroad since childhood, and she also likes such a free life. When Song Meiling was 20 years old, she finally finished her studies and returned to China. Even in Shanghai, most attractive metropolis of time, Song Meiling's existence was full of glory.
After returning to China, she deeply realized that her knowledge of Chinese was insufficient, so she decided to learn Chinese well, so she entered a private school to study Chinese culture, which also laid foundation for her future work.
Song Meiling has strong social skills, in her prime she is straight, she has a beautiful appearance and leisure, and her family background, so, as soon as she returns to China, she becomes a target to be pursued many young men, but she is naturally proud. Get married immediately.
Later, at suggestion of her sister Soong Ching Ling, she became an English teacher in a Christian church. This is icing on cake for her.
She seemed to shine brightly during lecture, so she attracted more and more people's attention. Gradually, some people appreciated Song Meiling's abilities and wanted to involve her in political circles of Shanghai.
But Song Meiling, who was single-minded and arrogant, didn't seem to be happy about this and then slipped away. This departure opened second stage of her life, which should become famous "first lady". ". She kept glory of first half of her life through repeated decisions, but her old age gradually became bleak.
Because she didn't have children, she only had a close relationship with her nephew Kong Lingwei when she was young, or Song Meiling considered her nephew to be her own child.
In Taiwan in her later years, she had nothing to miss, so she decided to go to United States with determination, perhaps because she spent happiest and most free time in United States as a child, so United States is in her heart of paradise.
It's just that this time she went to United States, but she didn't have aura she used to have and she didn't have attention-grabbing status.Living in a foreign country in recent years, I feel lonely and have no relatives to accompany me.
After leaving Taiwan, Song Meiling has no nostalgia for this "homeland", she even firmly stated that she would never go to this land again in her life.
When Soong Qing Ling was about to pass away, she missed her sister, who was far away in a foreign country, and wanted to see her in last days of her life. In an age when communication was not yet developed, communication could only be done through letters.
However, Song Meiling didn't seem to care about her sister's disappearance or her health. Upon receiving letter, Song Meiling simply replied lightly, "I received letter," and did not go. come back to see your sister for last time.
I don't know if it's because of different political views between them in early years that caused a tear in her heart, or maybe she doesn't have feelings for a homeland that was once full of wars, or maybe Song Meiling is such a selfish person that I didn't come back second time.
In United States, although there is no need to worry about food and clothing, and life is relatively rich, but there are no relatives to accompany them, and spirit is still relatively empty. When she left Taiwan to find someone to take care of her, she brought many helpers, one of whom was special, and that was Chef Jiang Maofa.
Food is most important thing for people, and proper nutrition is most basic. Diet is very important to Song Meiling, who is alone in a foreign country. He greatly appreciated Jiang Maof.
But she has been leaving for United States for many years, and her servants are eighty years old, so they do not want to take care of Song Meiling, but are powerless. However, such work should not be taken lightly, so Jiang Maofa recommended that Gao Ruikun continue to do his work. This continued until Song Meiling's death in 2003.
Due to his special status and work, Gao Ruikun could not return to China during his tenure and could not reunite with his family until Song Meiling passed away.
I thought that "First Lady", who had taken care of national government for many years, had made great strides. Now, when she returns to China, she is sure to receive courtesy and even be reused. Unexpectedly, it turned out to be opposite. .
After Gao Ruikun returned to Taiwan, regime in Taiwan had already changed, and the “first lady” had long since lost her original status. He said that he wanted to resign of his own free will.
He worked hard for many years, but he did not expect such an end, he did not reconcile, so authorities began to openly and secretly persecute him, which eventually led Gao Ruikun into a trance and committed suicide for rest of his life.
As a cook, he doesn't get involved in politics, but he can't avoid bad luck.Living alone in United States after returning to China for Chinese New Year, I still feel chill of world
Perhaps Song Meiling's departure to United States is a relatively bright path. If she stays in Taiwan, she will definitely not be as comfortable in her old age.
For Song Meiling, her original status can no longer be restored, and even status she has always been proud of is no longer same, and her dignity has been trampled on by Taiwanese authorities in an even more blatant manner.
Even their original residence has been requisitioned as a tourist attraction. This made Song Meiling, who had enjoyed fame all her life, feel chill of world.
After leaving Taiwan, she did not want to face this sad place again, but faced with death of her most beloved nephew, Kong Lingwei, she decided to return to China for first time, and this return made Song Meiling even more painful.
In order not to draw attention to herself, she simply flew back to Taiwan, but was stopped while going through customs. The staff constantly asked her to show her passport, but she only had a "special pass" that symbolized her identity. It was clear that he did not take her seriously.end
Song Meiling's life can be described as ups and downs. When she was young, due to her status, she enjoyed unlimited scenery. In her later years, she was also subjected to endless neglect due to her status.
She eventually died in 2003 and was buried in a cemetery in US, never "returning to her roots".