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Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China

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Wild Swans by Jung Chang
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One of the best-selling and best-loved books of recent years, `Wild Swans' is an epic true story of how one family lived and survived through some of China's most unsettling and violent times. The publication of `Wild Swans' in 1991 was a worldwide phenomenon. Not only did it become the best-selling non-fiction book in British publishing history, with sales of well over two million, it was received with unanimous critical acclaim, and was named the winner of the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year Award. Few books have ever had such an impact on their readers. Through the story of three generations of women - grandmother, mother and daughter - `Wild Swans' tells nothing less than the whole tumultuous history of China's tragic twentieth century, from sword-bearing warlords to Chairman Mao, from the Manchu Empire to the Cultural Revolution. At times terrifying, at times astonishing, always deeply moving, `Wild Swans' is a book in a million, a true story with all the passion and grandeur of a great novel.

Author Biography

Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She was briefly a Red Guard at the age of fourteen, and then a peasant, a `barefoot doctor', a steelworker and an electrician. She came to Britain in 1978, and in 1982 became the first person from the People's Republic of China to receive a doctorate from a British university. `Wild Swans' won the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year. She lives in London.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2012
Author
Pages
720
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
William Collins
Dimensions
129x198x46
ISBN-13
9780007463404
Product ID
18847019

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