Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

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Anchor Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 524 pages
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The forces of history and the exceptional talents of this young writer combine to produce a work of nonfiction with the breadth and drama of the richest, most memorable fiction classics. Wild Swans is a landmark book, with the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic vision of a monumental human saga, which tells of the lives of Jung Chang, her mother, her grandmother, and of 20th-century China. 16-page photo insert.

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WILD SWANS: Three Daughters of China

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An exceptional tribute to three generations of courageous and articulate Chinese women: the grandmother, born in 1909 into a still feudal society; the mother, a Communist official and then ``enemy of ... Read full review

Informative but rambling

User Review  - tomjett - Overstock.com

Not that well written and rambling but provides lots of information on Chinese history. The chaotic nature of the writing portrays the chaos that the Chinese have endured for many centuries. Read full review

Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
9
FAMILY TREE
11
CHRONOLOGY
13
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She left China for Britain in 1978 and obtained a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of York in 1982. She is the first person from the People┐s Republic of China to receive a doctorate from a British university. She lives in London with her husband, Jon Halliday, with whom she wrote Mao: The Unknown Story. Her non-fiction book, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, was a New York Times bestseller in 2014.

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