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Chang, Jung 1952-

Overview
Works: 146 works in 612 publications in 14 languages and 12,810 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Condensed books  Fiction 
Roles: Translator, Performer
Classifications: CT1828.C478, B
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Most widely held works by Jung Chang
Mao : the unknown story by Jung Chang ( Book )
41 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. He caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule--in peacetime. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China by Jung Chang ( Book )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, the telegraph and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry. It was she who abolished gruesome punishments like "death by a thousand cuts" and put an end to foot-binding. She inaugurated women's liberation and embarked on the path to introduce parliamentary elections to China. Chang comprehensively overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot. Cixi reigned during extraordinary times and had to deal with a host of major national crises: the Taiping and Boxer rebellions, wars with France and Japan--and an invasion by eight allied powers including Britain, Germany, Russia and the United States. Jung Chang not only records the Empress Dowager's conduct of domestic and foreign affairs, but also takes the reader into the depths of her splendid Summer Palace and the harem of Beijing's Forbidden City, where she lived surrounded by eunuchs--one of whom she fell in love, with tragic consequences. The world Chang describes here, in fascinating detail, seems almost unbelievable in its extraordinary mixture of the very old and the very new. Based on newly available, mostly Chinese, historical documents such as court records, official and private correspondence, diaries and eyewitness accounts, this biography will revolutionize historical thinking about a crucial period in China's--and the world's--history. Packed with drama, fast paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman: as the concubine to a monarch, as the absolute ruler of a third of the world's population, and as a unique stateswoman." -- Publisher's description
Mme Sun Yat-Sen (Soong Ching-ling) by Jung Chang ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild swans : three daughters of China by Jung Chang ( Book )
64 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of twentieth century China told as a real-life saga of a Chinese family over three generations
Wilde zwanen by Jung Chang ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het leven van drie generaties vrouwen in China in de periode 1909-1978
Mao [the unknown story] by Jung Chang ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. He caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule--in peacetime. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description
Mao Zedong : xian wei ren zhi de gu shi by Jung Chang ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild swans by Jung Chang ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jung Chang describes how her mother inspired her to write the book Wild swans, in which she tells the story of three Chinese women, her grandmother, her mother, and herself
Hong : san dai Zhongguo nü ren de gu shi by Jung Chang ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forfatteren, der voksede op som medlem af den privilegerede elite i Maos Kina og senere blev forstødt under kulturrevolutionen i 1960'erne, fortæller sin families historie gennem tre generationer og giver hermed et billede af Kinas historie i 1900-tallet
De keizerin by Jung Chang ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Chinese keizering Cixi (1835-1908)
Mao : het onbekende verhaal by Jung Chang ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kritische biografie van de Chinese leider (1893-1976)
Wild swans by Jung Chang ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forfatteren, der voksede op som medlem af den privilegerede elite i Maos Kina og senere blev forstødt under kulturrevolutionen i 1960'erne, fortæller sin families historie gennem tre generationer og giver hermed et billede af Kinas historie i 1900-tallet
Mao : l'histoire inconnue by Jung Chang ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fondée sur de multiples témoignages et sur les fonds d'archives de l'ancienne Union soviétique, cette biographie de Mao Zedong fait la lumière sur les raisons grâce auxquelles il a réussi à faire main basse sur le pouvoir puis à le confisquer à son unique profit. Décrit ainsi son ascension, ses relations avec Staline, etc
Wild swans Three daughters of China by Jung Chang ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the story of three generations of women in a Chinese family and mirrors the tumultuous history of twentieth-century China. Jung Chang's grandmother was born into the feudal China of 1909. Her feet were bound and at the age of 15 she was given to a warlord general as a concubine. Her daughter grew up in occupied Manchuria and became active in the underground Nationalist movement. Jung Chang herself became a Red Guard but eventually came to question Mao -- a step which was to have momentous consequences for her and her family."--Container
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China by Jung Chang ( )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a coauthor of the best-selling Mao: The Unknown Story, the dramatic, epic biography of the woman who ruled China for fifty years, overcoming centuries of traditions and formalities--and found ways to modernize China, exposing its culture to western political ideas and technology. Empress Dowager Cixi led an intense and singular life. Chosen at the age of twelve to be a concubine by the Emperor Xianfeng, she gives birth to his only male heir, who at four years old is designated emperor when his father dies in 1861. Enlisting the help of Xianfeng's widow, Cixi orchestrates a coup that ousts the appointed regents and makes herself the regent on behalf of her son. Her son ends up dying in his mid-twenties and Cixi is able to designate a young nephew as the emperor--continuing her reign, which stretches to her death in 1908. In this remarkable chronicle, Chang gives us a portrait of Cixi that is complex and riveting: her ruthlessness in fighting off rivals; her startling curiosity to learn all she can, not only about China (she is not allowed to leave the court compound); her reliance on her advisers and officials, often Westerners who she has placed in key positions of responsibility; and her sensitivity and desire to preserve the distinctiveness of China's past. Chang makes a compelling case that Cixi was one of the most formidable--and enlightened--rulers of a nation
Mao : la historia desconocida by Jung Chang ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of 16, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor's numerous concubines and sexual partners
Les Cygnes sauvages : les mémoires d'une famille chinoise de l'Empire Céleste à Tiananmen by Jung Chang ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Un réquisitoire implacable contre la Révolution culturelle, un magnifique livre de souvenirs tissés autour de trois générations de femmes, un témoignage historique irremplaçable sur la Chine d'hier et d'aujourd'hui"
Wilde Schwäne : die Geschichte einer Familie : drei Frauen in China von der Kaiserzeit bis heute by Jung Chang ( Book )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belletristik : China ; Familienchronik (20. Jh.)
Another province : new Chinese writing from London = Tian wai you tian : Lundun Hua ren xin xie zuo xuan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chan, Jung 1952-
Chang, Jung
Chang, Jung, 1952-
Chang, Yung
Chang Yung 1952-....
Chō, Jū.
Cho, Ju, 1952-
Džana, Žuna, 1952-
Jung , Chang
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Rong, Zhang
Zhang Rong 1952-....
يونغ تشانغ، 1952-
チョウ, ジュウ, 1952-
ユン・チアン
張 戎 1952-....
張戎, 1952-
Languages
English (227)
Chinese (40)
German (24)
Spanish (22)
Italian (20)
Dutch (19)
French (18)
Portuguese (5)
Japanese (4)
Arabic (4)
Korean (3)
Vietnamese (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Hebrew (1)
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