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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

by Jung chang
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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. Changs grandmother was a warlords concubine. Her gently raised mother struggled with hardships in the early days of Maos 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 photographs
Family tree
Chronology
Map

Book ISBN: 9780006374923
Book Pages: 696
Book Publishing Year: 1993
Book Publisher: Flamingo
Condition: Almost new

Country of Origin: UK
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