Eleanor Roosevelt and Soong May-ling, wife of Chiang Kai-shek. Madame Chiang was one of the most public proponents of the New Life Movement, which was designed by Chiang to improve the customs and social habits of the dispirited Chinese people. As the threat of Japanese invasion loomed in 1936, and the movement was in decline, Chiang turned over the day-to-day activities to Madame Chiang and the U.S. missionary reformer George Shepherd.

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:53-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance, Movement|Comments Off on New Life Movement (Xīnshēnghuó Yùndòng 新生活运动)|Xīnshēnghuó Yùndòng 新生活运动 (New Life Movement)

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