Wild Swans. Three Daughters Of China

Chang Jung

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Flamingo
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1992
Edition: Reprint

Description: 696 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Chung Is The First Person From The People's Republic Of China To Receive A Doctorate From A British University.

Publishers Description: In Wild Swans Jung Chang recounts the evocative, unsettling, and insistently gripping story of how three generations of women in her family fared in the political maelstrom of China during the 20th century. Chang's grandmother was a warlord's concubine. Her gently raised mother struggled with hardships in the early days of Mao's revolution and rose, like her husband, to a prominent position in the Communist Party before being denounced during the Cultural Revolution. Chang herself marched, worked, and breathed for Mao until doubt crept in over the excesses of his policies and purges. Born just a few decades apart, their lives overlap with the end of the warlords' regime and overthrow of the Japanese occupation, violent struggles between the Kuomintang and the Communists to carve up China, and, most poignant for the author, the vicious cycle of purges orchestrated by Chairman Mao that discredited and crushed millions of people, including her parents.Includes black and white photographsFamily treeChronologyMap

ISBN: 9780006374923

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