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Click to enlargeWild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Price: $16.99
Member Price: $15.30
Author: Chang, J.
Publisher: S&S, Aug 2003
Format: PBK, 544pp
Region: East Asia
Country: China
"Wild Swans is the story of three generations in twentieth-century China, and is a record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love." "Jung Chang describes the life of her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parent's experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a "barefoot doctor," a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (BIP)