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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

de Jung Chang

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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, now with a new introduction from the author. A record of Mao's impact on China, a window on the female experience in the modern world, and a tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' 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 the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.… (mais)
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This memoir of the author's grandmother, mother, and herself is a stunning overview of Chinese history in the twentieth century. It begins "At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general..." The author's mother would become an ardent Communist, and the author, a teenager during the Cultural Revolution, would go from being a member of the Red Guard to leaving China altogether for a life in the West. From the occupation of Manchuria by the Japanese to the Chinese Civil War, the rise of the Communist Party to the Cultural Revolution, and finally the death of Mao, these three women lived through huge historical transitions that are related in personal terms within historical context. It's a remarkable memoir depicting strong women surviving in a chaotic and violent time. Highly recommended. ( )
  labfs39 | Jun 25, 2024 |
Stunning autobiography / biography / and accessible history of twentieth-century China.

I knew next-to-nothing about life in China, & this was a marvellous, personal history, as Jung relates the moving stories of her concubine grandmother, communist mother, and herself as a follower of Mao.

The various tyrannies and brain-washings so shocking, tragic & unfair. Where politics are given more importance than the well-being of the populace. Has made me grateful that I was born in a country where free speech & thought - so far, is permissible. This book is so thought-provoking, I would encourage everyone to read it, especially those who support cancel-culture; to demonstrate what happens when blinkered, dogmatic self-righteousness becomes ascendant. ( )
  LARA335 | May 1, 2024 |
What an absolutely fascinating book. I knew so little about China. This books lets you see a family's personal journey through the Communist Revolution to almost current times. ( )
  dkornf | Apr 2, 2024 |
I always love this kinds of accounts. It is history made personable. Maybe I was a bit too young when I read this (early teens) and I couldn't quite cope with intense scenes of warfare. However, I do remember that I felt througoutly engaged and at the same time learning a lot about China. ( )
  Twisk | Oct 2, 2023 |
Here's what I wrote about this read in 2009: "Non-Fiction. Biography of the author, her mother, and grandmother from the final day of Imperial China through China post Cultural-Revolution. Educational, and ultimately inspirational due to the three women's strengths, capabilities, successes during a the highly turbulent years forming the modern China." ( )
  MGADMJK | Aug 16, 2023 |
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Chang, Jungautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Castelli Gair, GianTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Castelli-Gair Hombría, GianTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Chu-tanArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Gair, Gian CastelliTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Hout, Bert Willem van derDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general, the police chief of a tenuous national government of China.
[Author's Note] My name "Jung" is pronounced "Yung."
[Epilogue] I have made London my home.
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With luck, one could fall in love after getting married.
They had been brought up in the fanatical personality cult of Mao and the militant doctrine of "class struggle".  They were endowed with the qualities of youth - they were rebellious, fearless, eager to fight for a "just cause", thirsty for adventure and action. They were also irresponsible, ignorant and easy to manipulate - and prone to violence.
When I came home that afternoon, I found my father in the kitchen. He had lit a fire in the big cement sink, and was hurling his books into the flames.
This was the first time in my life I had seen him weeping. It was agonized, broken, and wild, the weeping of a man who was not used to shedding tears. Every now and then, in fits of violent sobs, he stamped his feet on the floor and banged his head against the wall.
... My father had spent every spare penny on his books. They were his life. After the bonfire, I could tell that something had happened to his mind.
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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, now with a new introduction from the author. A record of Mao's impact on China, a window on the female experience in the modern world, and a tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' 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 the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

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