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Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  

Wild Swans

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Breathtaking in its scope, unforgettable in its descriptions, this is a masterpiece which is extraordinary in every way.

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Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Through the story of three generations of women in her own family- the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother and the daughter herself- Jung Chang reveals the epic history of Chinaâs twentieth century.

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‘One of the great books of the century.â Financial Times

‘There has never been a book like this.â Edward Behr, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen and then worked as a peasant, a "barefoot doctor," a steelworker, and an electrician before becoming an English-language student and, later, an assistant lecturer at Sichuan University. She left China for Britain in 1978 and was subsequently awarded a scholarship by York University, where she obtained a Ph.D. in linguistics in 1982, the first person from the People's Republic of China to receive a doctorate from a British university. Her award-winning book, Wild Swans, was published in 1991.

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Publication date

5th February 2007

Author

Jung Chang

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www.jungchang.net/

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Harpercollins Publishers

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Paperback (b Format)

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Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780007241675

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