The Love Affair of Mussolini’s Daughter Edda & Zhang Xueliang, Heroic China Warlord | Speaking of China

9 Responses

  1. Jenna Cody
    Jenna Cody September 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm | | Reply

    Let’s not forget he was under house arrest in Taiwan for all that time, not China!

    But, anyone who would kidnap Chiang Kai-shek is an okay dude in my book. Chiang…? Not a good dude. Not at all. Not Mao-level terrible but pretty terrible in his own right.

  2. Ruth - China Elevator Stories
    Ruth - China Elevator Stories September 26, 2016 at 9:03 pm | | Reply

    Sounds like a great story for a movie indeed!

  3. Maria
    Maria September 27, 2016 at 12:34 am | | Reply

    I would definitely be interested in a movie if this were to come out! Who would have known, thank you Jocelyn for posting!

  4. David
    David September 27, 2016 at 3:50 am | | Reply

    Note where it took place: China! Not in Italy not in the West! Her father would have executed both of them and Hitler would have put them in the gas chamber.

  5. Truth
    Truth September 27, 2016 at 5:52 am | | Reply

    Zhang was, first of all, a patriot (nationalist) who always expresse his indignation against anyone who want to betray Chineses nation.

    In this documentary, he rejected Japanese offer of help to form independent nation outside of China, and certainly, he had hard words for Taiwan independence seekers.


    You are pathetic. There were many Jews survived Hitler’s gas chamber because of their marriage to full blood German. Your comments are more like those white supremacist who are willing to make up lie for your agenda.

  6. David
    David September 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm | | Reply

    @Truth…you are a crackpot and delusional. Tell that to the Jews who perished.

  7. Truth
    Truth September 27, 2016 at 11:06 pm | | Reply


    You are still pathetic. All you got is another online information which often has questionable value. Go to Berlin Jewish Museum and study the real history with real people record.

    Why do you even want to live since your comments are so depressing and you are suffering so much. You are better off not living unless you are a KKK troll.

  8. David
    David September 28, 2016 at 3:28 am | | Reply

    @Truth..truth may depress and hurt.

  9. Lao Zhang
    Lao Zhang September 28, 2016 at 10:04 pm | | Reply

    As a son, Zhang Xueliang failed to revenge for his father who were killed by Japanese, this was unfilial; as a husband, he let his wife down by living with a concubine for a long time, this was unfaithful; as a military leader, he handed over his homeland without resistance to the Nationalist government, this was cowardly; as a politician, he was deceived to keep the state leader under house arrest to result in the changed course of history which could have been better without that incident, this was childish…As a person, he was a total failure, that is why he dared not return to Shenyang in northeast China after so many years when he was healthy enough to travel to the US. I am convinced that Chiang never really put him under any house arrest, it is Zhang himself who thinks it is shameful to have lived such a useless and stupid life.

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