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❴BOOKS❵ ⚡ Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Author Jung Chang – Citybells.co.uk The story of three generations in twentieth century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with than ten milBOOKS Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Author Jung Chang Citybellscouk The story of three generations in twentieth century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with than ten mil The story Three Daughters eBook of three generations in twentieth century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling clas

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Sic in thirty languages with than ten million copies sold around the world now with a new introduction from the authorAn engrossing 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 extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members Wild Swans Epub her grandmother a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’

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Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaExperience 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 gripping moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught Swans Three Daughters eBook in the whirlwind of history

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  • Martine

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Wild Swans may well be the most depressing book I've ever read Don't let that keep you from giving it a try though for by some strange mechanism it also ranks among the most uplifting books I've read chronicling as i


  • Margitte

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaAt first I did not want to voice my opinion of this book since it cut so near to the bone and was such a profound shock to read in 1993 It was however the first book after reading Isabelle Allende that kept me awake for several weeks afterward


  • Cecily

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of China“ Father is close Mother is close but neither is as close as Chairman Mao”A fascinating description of one family's experiences of China's political upheavals across the 20th century focusing on Jung Chang’s grandmother mother and then herself Although the family are fairly privileged much of the time they still experience great hardships being a Party member or even Party official was no guarantee of immunity from persecution and sometimes tortureHard to categorise but don’t be dauntedIt's part biographyautobiography and part a historical political psychological exposition of how Communist China came into being and how it maintained its hold on its citizens even during extreme hardship such as famine However it has the readability of a novel eschewing sheer horror and dry history uite an achievementThis book can seem daunting becau


  • WILLIAM2

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaHow far could Chinese patriarchy go in the early twentieth century to make the lives of women sheer humiliation and misery? Here in Wild Swans we have that uestion tidily answered This is a tale of the lives of three generations of Chinese women the author her mother and her grandmother Author Jung Chang's grandmother had her feet bound—a hideously painful process undertaken solely so that some man might one day find her lustworthy enough to take as a concubine The years long process of foot binding—of smashing the toes with a rock and binding them under the sole of the foot—is thoroughly explained Author Chang's grandmother was thus encrippled and eventually traded off to a general of one of the factions vying for control of the country in 1920 All this so her wretch of a great grandfather—Yang—could raise his own material status buy land and accumulate concubines I have read of stories purda


  • Sue

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaWild Swans presents the story of three generations in the life of the author's family which covers most of the 20th century as well as the amazing social political and economic changes occurring in China as a whole We move from the portrait of a concubine with bound feet to a woman who worked alongside her Communist Party husband to bring Party ideals to fruition then on to the granddaughter who is among the first of her generation to be allowed to leave the country to studyAlong the way there are the classics of any family storylove and hate birth and death marriage with unimaginable struggles and gradual worsening of life on a regular basis The details should be read Most of us who grew up in the 50s and 60s have some memory of hardships in China We really didn't know and it is important to know about the history of China from pre Communist times to the present as it explains so muchHighly recommended as a


  • Corinne Edwards

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaOne of the most fascinating books I have ever read Not only do I feel I got an honest history of communist China its story plays out like a novel I never wanted to put it down Chang excels at pulling it together for you showing you the differences between her Grandmother's life her mother's life and her own moving chronologically in a manner that makes such good sense I completely followed it despite my absolute dearth of knowledge on the subject of China I wept with her and felt an almost physical pain at the loss of such an ancient culture during the Maoist regime I live in such an easy world with freedoms I don't even consider being thankful for Reading her family's story makes me look with a different perspective at my own life and the community and culture in which I was raised I want to tell everyone about it”


  • Manny

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaAt a conference dinner some time in the mid 90s I found myself sitting next to this extremely impressive Chinese woman researcher bunch of freuently cited publications well read in three languages manages to look gorgeous as well I cast around for something to sayI liked that Wild Swans book I hazarded Do you know it?She looked at me scornfully Any Chinese woman could have written that she replied There are a hundred million stories just like itI must admit I had a little trouble believing her But would Professor Fung have lied to me? That seems even less plausible


  • Veeral

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaSimply put “Wild Swans” is a poor man’s Life and Death in Shanghai Reason being that that while the initial chapters about Jung Chang’s grandmother are informative and interesting as it gives us a peek into the life of people in Pre Communist China; as the book progresses Chang’s ignorance as she was a little girl at that time about the events happening around her becomes a permanent annoyance I am not saying that Chang was still ignorant about what happened in China during the “Great Leap Forward” and “The Cultural Revolution” after she grew up; she definitely knows her history but it seems that she has tried her level best to hide that in her book She would write something like My dad was very sad about the things that were happening in China but for me it was very difficult to understand it at that time” And then she would start talking about something else without even clarifying her point Even with the benefit of hin


  • Kavita

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaIf you read only one book about twentieth century China let this be the one A mish mash of personal memoir family saga history feminist literature and global and Chinese politics Wild Swans Three Daughters of China covers it all vividly The book covers the life of Jung Chang's grandmother her mother and herself over the course of a China that was constantly changing in response to the changing times and the challenges it was facingChang starts off with her grandmother's story a concubine to a feudal lord she managed to escape to freedom with her daughter Chang's mother who in turn became a rebel and supported the communists Chang herself appears to be the least rebellious of these three women but that doesn't detract from her strength in facing the daily challenges of living in Communist China under Madman MaoOne of the most interesting things I found about this book was how it seamlessly depicted the enormous changes that took place in within a hundred years While the


  • Gary

    MOBI » DOC Wild Swans Three Daughters of China Paperback ↠ JUNG CHANG Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaWild Swans is a candid and harrowing account of three remarkable Chinese women grandmother mother and daughter but also gives us a very good picture of what China was like from the turn of the Century to the 1980'sWe learn about the ancient culture of the Chinese which included much that was beautiful and some that seems cruel We learn of the hope of so many Chinese that the overthrow of the Kuomintang would lead to a' just social order' but how it soon became clear that the worst excesses of the Kuomintang and those of Imperial China before that paled into insignificance compared to the hell on earth created by Mao's Chinese Communist PartyOne is left aghast that a system can destroy even the most basic human instincts of de