Wild Swans.

By Jung Chang

Printed: 1991

Publisher: Flamingo. London

Dimensions 14 × 20 × 5 cm

Language: Not stated

Size (cminches): 14 x 20 x 5

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Softback. Glossy green cover with gilt title on the spine and front board. Three chinese women on the front board.

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China is a family history that spans a century, recounting the lives of three female generations in China, by Chinese writer Jung Chang. First published in 1991, Wild Swans contains the biographies of her grandmother and her mother, then finally her own autobiography. Her grandmother had bound feet and was married off at a young age as the concubine of a high-status warlord. Chang’s mother rose in status as a member of the Communist Party. Chang took part in the Cultural Revolution as a member of the Red Guards, but eventually her father was tortured and she was sent to the countryside for thought reform. Later, she earned a scholarship to study in England, where she still lives.

Wild Swans won the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year. It has been translated into 37 languages and sold over 13 million copies.


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