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I am daunted by the prospect of commenting on this book. Jung Chang tells the story of her grandmother who was a concubine to a warlord general before marrying a compassionate and principled Manchu doctor, and was one of the last generation to suffer the disabling practice of foot-binding.She tells ...
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Wild Swans is the story of the author's family, the "three daughters" of the subtitle representing three generations. The first, Chang's grandmother, Yu-fang, was born in 1909 into a traditional Imperial China on the brink of great changes. Two years after her birth the centuries old Manchu dynasty ...
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang is a memoir telling the story of three generations in twentieth-century China.Read my full and more in depth review at my blog, V for Vilde.Wild Swans offers an insider's perspective of the big changes in China from ca. 1900-1980. Especially as I'm ...
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