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Wild swans : three daughters of China

Author: Jung Chang
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone 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
History
Named Person: Jung Chang; Yu-fang Yang; De-hong Xia; Jung Chang; De-hong Xia; Yu-fang Yang
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jung Chang
ISBN: 0743246985 9780743246989
OCLC Number: 55700703
Notes: Originally published : Globalflair Ltd., 1991.
Includes Family Tree, Chronology from 1870-1978, and Reading Group Guide.
Includes index.
Description: 562 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: "Three-inch golden lilies" Concubine to a warlord general --
"Even plain cold water is sweet" My grandmother marries a Manchu doctor --
"They all say what a happy place Manchukuo is" Life under the Japanese --
"Slaves who have no country of your own" Ruled by different masters --
"Daughter for sale for 10 kilos of rice" In battle for a New China --
"Talking about love" A revolutionary marriage --
"Going through the Five Mountain Passes" My mother's long march --
"Returning home robed in embroidered silk" To family and bandits --
"When a man gets power, even his chickens and dogs rise in heaven" Living with an incorruptible man --
"Suffering will make you a better communist" My mother falls under suspicion --
"After the Anti-Rightist campaign no one opens their mouth" China silenced --
"Capable women can make a meal without food" Famine --
"Thousand-gold little precious" In a privileged cocoon --
"Father is close, Mother is close, but neither is as close as Chairman Mao" The cult of Mao --
"Destroy first, and construction will look after itself" The cultural revolution begins --
"Soar to heaven, and pierce the Earth" Mao's red guards --
"Do you want our children to become 'Blacks'?" My parents dilemma --
"More than gigantic wonderful news" Pilgrimage to Peking --
"Where there is a will to condemn, there is evidence" My parents tormented --
"I will not sell my soul" My father arrested --
"Giving charcoal in snow" My siblings and my friends --
"Thought reform through labor" To the edge of the Himalayas --
"The more books you read, the more stupid you become" I work as a peasant and a barefoot doctor --
"Please accept my apologies that come a lifetime too late" My parents in camps --
"The fragrance of sweet wind" A new life with The Electricians' Manual and Six Crises --
"Sniffing after foreigners' farts and calling them sweet" Learning English in Mao's wake --
"If this is paradise, what then is hell?" The death of my father --
Fighting to take wing.
Responsibility: Jung Chang ; [with a new afterword by the author].
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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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