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Wild Swans

by Jung Chang

Part of the Stranger Than! Series

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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 Synopsis

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 China’s twentieth century.
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Wild Swans Press Reviews

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

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

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ISBN: 9780007241675
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007241675
Publication date: 5th February 2007
Author: Jung Chang
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 720 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Biography: general, Asian history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Jung Chang

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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