In 2009 the Divinity Library mounted an exhibit featuring Charles Soong, one of Vanderbilt's alums from 1882-1885.
Soong's children and their spouses played significant roles in the history of twentieth-century China. His eldest daughter, Ai-ling, married H.H. Kung, minister of finance under the Nationalist government. His second daughter, Ching-ling, married Sun Yat-sen, the first leader of republican China. His third daughter, Mei-ling, married the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek. T.V. Soong, Charles Soong's oldest son, was centrally involved in establishing modern China's financial system.
Charlotte Lew, one of the Divinity Library's staff members, enlisted her considerable artistic skills and knowledge of Chinese history to create a memorable exhibit. This online version would not have been possible without the photographs of the exhibit taken by Henry Shipman, one of the staff members at Special Collections and University Archives. We thank both for their work.
And now we bring the exhibit to you. We hope that you enjoy it.