Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Jung Chang (Author)
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Description

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history--a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a ne

Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
August 12, 2003
Pages
544
Dimensions
5.52 X 1.34 X 8.5 inches | 1.16 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743246989
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About the Author

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, 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.

Reviews

"Wild Swans is riveting. It's blindingly good: a mad adventure story, a fairy tale of courage, and a tale of atrocities. You can't, as they say, put it down."--Newsday
"Her family chronicle resembles a popular novel that stars strong, beautiful women and provides cameo roles for famous men....But Wild Swans is no romance. It's a story...about the survival of a Chinese family through a century of disaster."--The New Yorker
"A mesmerizing memoir."--Time
"An inspiring tale of women who survived every kind of hardship, deprivation and political upheaval with their humanity intact."--Hillary Clinton, O, The Oprah Magazine