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Author Chang, Jung, 1952-

Title Wild swans : three daughters of China / Jung Chang ; [with a new introduction by the author]
Edition First Touchstone edition
Published New York : Touchstone, 2003
New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  951.05 Cha/Wst 2003  DUE 23-11-19
Description 524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Summary "Wild Swans is the story of three generations in twentieth-century China, and is a 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 parent's 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 detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Subject Chang, Jung, 1952- -- Family.
Yang, Yu-fang, 1909-1969.
Xia, De-hong, 1931-
Chang, Jung, 1952-
China -- Biography.
China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2003276604
ISBN 0743246985 paperback