Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
- by Jung Chang -
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Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: August 5, 2013
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0743246985
ISBN-13: 978-0743246989
Synopsis Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, Wild Swans has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, it is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love.

Jung Chang describes the life of her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a "barefoot doctor," a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving -- and ultimately uplifting -- detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.
William Shawcross, American writer Erica Jong, Sir David Tang and British writers Jung Chang and
American writer Erica Jong and British writers Jung Chang and William Shawcross joined the Hong Kong Book Fair 2013 and talked about how and why do they become a writer. The two-hour forum was moderated by Sir David Tang.
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