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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.

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New edition of this bestselling biography of three generations of Chinese women. First published in 1991, it has now sold over 2 million copies in the UK alone. Includes a new introduction by the author.

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Three Daughters of China. A new edition of one of the bestselling and best-loved books of recent years, with a new introduction by the author.

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printemps, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by printemps)
This autobiography and family history illuminates China from the time of the Japanese invasion in the 1930's through the 1980's and read like an intriguing novel. The book was a very well written and palatable way to understand a pivotal time in Chinese history. The understanding one gains carries through to understanding the China of today. I highly recommend this book.
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ISBN:
9780007176151
Author:
CHANG, JUNG
Publisher:
HarperPerennial UK
Location:
N
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20040405
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
197 x 130 in.

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Product details 720 pages Harperperennial, - English 9780007176151 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , New edition of this bestselling biography of three generations of Chinese women. First published in 1991, it has now sold over 2 million copies in the UK alone. Includes a new introduction by the author.

"Synopsis" by , Three Daughters of China. A new edition of one of the bestselling and best-loved books of recent years, with a new introduction by the author.
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