Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Collins Modern Classics)

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Collins Modern Classics)

by Jung Chang

Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience - classics which will endure for generations to come. Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival. 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. Breathtaking in its scope, unforgettable in its descriptions, this is a masterpiece which is extraordinary in every way.

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  • Binding : Paperback / softback
  • Number of Pages : 704
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • Weight : 530g
  • Product Code : 9780008485146
  • Dimension : 198 x 129 x 47 mm

About Author

Jung Chang

Jung Chang was born in Sichuan Province, China, in 1952.During the Cultural Revolution she worked as 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. She lives in London. In addition to Wild Swans, Jung Chang has written three critically acclaimed biographies= Mao= The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday); Empress Dowage Cixi= The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, 2013); and Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister= Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China (2019).