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Wild Swans Three Daughters of China

ISBN-10: 0743246985

ISBN-13: 9780743246989

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jung Chang

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 8/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She left China for Britain in 1978 and obtained a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of York in 1982. She is the first person from the People�s Republic of China to receive a doctorate from a British university. She lives in London with her husband, Jon Halliday, with whom she wrote Mao: The Unknown Story. Her non-fiction book, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, was a New York Times bestseller in 2014.

"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