Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

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Anchor Books, 1992 - 524 pages
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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"as the revolution was made by human beings, it was burdened with their failings." Wild Swans is a memoir of three generations of author Jung Chang’s family, principally the lives of her grandmother ... Read full review

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This is an epic personal story of life in China over much of the 20th century, told through the stories of three generations of women in one family. The author has lived in Britain since becoming one ... Read full review

Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
9
FAMILY TREE
11
CHRONOLOGY
13
Copyright

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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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