Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

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Anchor Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 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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A multi-generational memoir from China. This saga reads like fiction. Across three generations of women and multiple regime changes, the author paints a sweeping picture of the challenges of living ... Read full review

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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

Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
9
ThreeInch Golden Lilies
21
Even Plain Cold Water Is Sweet
48
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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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