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Wild swans : three daughters of China

Author: Jung Chang; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chang, Jung, 1952-
Wild swans.
New York : Anchor Books, 1992
(OCoLC)988578921
Named Person: Jung Chang; Jung Chang
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jung Chang; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0385425473 9780385425476 0671685465 9780671685461
OCLC Number: 26054718
Notes: "Anchor Worldviews books"--Half title page.
Previously published: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Includes index.
Description: 524 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: "Three-Inch Golden Lilies" concubine to a warlord general (1909-1933) --
"Even Plain Cold Water Is Sweet" my grandmother marries a Manchu doctor (1933-1938) --
"They All Say What a Happy Place Manchukuo Is" life under the Japanese (1938-1945) --
"Slaves Who Have No Country of Your Own" ruled by different masters (1945-1947) --
"Daughter for Sale for 10 Kilos of Rice" in battle for a new China (1947-1948) --
"Talking about Love" a revolutionary marriage (1948-1949) --
"Going Through the Five Mountain Passes" my mother's long march (1949-1950) --
"Returning Home Robed in Embroidered Silk" to family and bandits (1949-1951) --
"When a Man Gets Power, Even His Chickens and Dogs Rise to Heaven" living with an incorruptible man (1951-1953) --
"Suffering Will Make you a Better Communist" my mother falls under suspicion (1953-1956) --
"After the Anti-Rightist Campaign No One Opens Their Mouth" China silenced (1956-1958) --
"Capable Women Can Make a Meal without Food" famine (1958-1962) --
"Thousand-Gold Little Precious" in a privileged cocoon (1958-1965) --
"Father Is Close, Mother Is Close, but Neither Is as Close as Chairman Mao" the Cult of Mao (1964-1965) --
"Destroy First, and Construction Will Look After Itself" the cultural revolution begins (1965-1966) --
"Soar to Heaven, and Pierce the Earth" Mao's red guards (June-August 1966) --
"Do You Want Our Children to Become Blacks?" my parents' dilemma (August-October 1966) --
"More Than Gigantic Wonderful News" pilgrimage to Peking (October-December 1966) --
"Where There is a Will to Condemn, There is Evidence" my parents tormented (December 1966-1967) --
I Will Not Sell My Soul" my father arrested (1967-1968) --
"Giving Charcoal in Snow" my siblings and my friends (1967-1968) --
"Thought Reform through Labor" to the edge of the Himalayas (January-June 1969) --
"The More Books You Read, the More Stupid You Become" I work as a peasant and a barefoot doctor (June 1969-1971) --
"Please Accept My Apologies That Come a Lifetime Too Late" my parents in camps (1969-1972) --
"The Fragrance of Sweet Wind" a new life with the electricians' manual and six crises (1972-1973) --
"Sniffing after Foreigners' Farts and Calling Them Sweet" learning English in Mao's wake (1972-1974) --
If This Is Paradise, What Then Is Hell?" the death of my father (1974-1976) --
Fighting to take wing (1976-1978) --
Epilogue --
Index.
Responsibility: Jung Chang.
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A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present.

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