9780754053446

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Chang, Jung

ISBN 10: 075405344X / 0-7540-5344-X
ISBN 13: 9780754053446
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
Publication Date: 2000

Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
Jung Chang's grandmother was born in China in 1909. At the age of 15 she was given to a warlord as concubine. Chang's mother grew up in Manchuria and became an active Communist. After a privileged childhood, Jung Chang became a Red Guard. But faced with the Cultural Revolution, she questioned Communism, a step which was to have momentous consequences for her and her family...

Review:
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. Chang's grandmother was a warlord's concubine. Her gently raised mother struggled with hardships in the early days of Mao's 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.

Review

Review:
"This is a powerful, moving, at times shocking account of three generations of Chinese women, as compelling as Amy Tan." --Mary Morris.

"An evocative, often astonishing view of life in a changing China." -- The New York Times

From the Publisher

 

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China: Search Results

1.
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (ISBN: 075405344X / 0-7540-5344-X)
Chang, Jung
ISBN 10: 075405344X
ISBN 13: 9780754053446
Bookseller: OwlsBooks (Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Chivers Sound Library. Audio CD. Book Condition: GOOD. A little bit of wear. May contain some library markings. Bookseller Inventory # V297783432

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 79.44
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 2.48
Within U.S.A.
2.
Wild Swans Three Daughters of China (ISBN: 9780754053446)
Chang, Jung
ISBN 10: 075405344X
ISBN 13: 9780754053446
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Bedford, NS, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good * All orders are processed and shipped from Las Vegas, NV USA *. Bookseller Inventory # 97807540534464.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 112.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
3.
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (ISBN: 075405344X / 0-7540-5344-X)
Chang, Jung
ISBN 10: 075405344X
ISBN 13: 9780754053446
Bookseller: Summit Read (Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-045-X4-2676702

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 180.07
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book