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    DescriptionThe story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history--a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author An engrossing 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 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 in gripping, moving--and ultimately uplifting--detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.


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    Title
    Wild Swans
    Subtitle
    Three Daughters of China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jung Chang
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 526 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743246989
    ISBN 10: 0743246985
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, SEXL/FEMINE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15406034
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO026000
    DC22: 920.051
    DC21: 920.051
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CT1828.C478 A3 2003
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNB, JBSF1, NHF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    08 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    Carolyn See "Newsday" "Wild Swans" is riveting. It's blindingly good: a mad adventure story, a fairy tale of courage, and a tale of atrocities. You can't, as they say, put it down.