There have been a handful of outstanding autobiographical works written by Chinese exiles. It's a story of the author's grandmother, her mother and about herself during the twentieth century China. Princess Elise tries to break the spell of her sorceress/stepmother who has turned Elise's brothers into Breathtaking in its scope, unforgettable in its description of China’s long nightmare, it is both an important work of history and a remarkable human document. All three of the women at the center of Wild Swans display great courage, often to a stunning extent — speaking out in times of enforced unanimity, facing firing squads, risking their lives for the sake of others. 1. Wild Swans, Three Daughters Of China, is a beautifully written personal memoir with full of emotions. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang, is a memoir that begins at the end of the nineteenth century with the author’s great grandfather, Yang Ru-shan. Compare the kinds of bravery they exemplified. Published in 1991 to great acclaim, this dense, fascinating account of three generations of women in China has sold over 8 million copies, and continues to be a favorite with readers. Because of this, there was immense pressure for him to produce family heirs in order to continue the family name. Jung Chang, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (London, 1992); 2004 Harper Perennial ed. China and its civilization is one the oldest in the world. She is the author of the best-selling Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, and, along with her husband Jon Halliday, of the biography, Mao: The Unknown Story. Among the best is Jung Chang’s, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China. Throughout their history the Chinese civilization remained exclusive. Directed by Vladlen Barbe. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China is a tale of extraordinary cruelty and bravery, of death and survival. I came to Wild Swans having very little knowledge of China’s real political history, and having only really encountered references to foot-binding, the cult of Mao, etc., through fiction. He was born in 1894 and was his parent’s only son. Cadernos de Literatura em Tradução no. 'Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China' by Jung Chang Author Jung Chang explores three generations of her family's history in China, and the … With Sigourney Weaver. The Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. 4, p. 195-212 WILD SWANS Jung Chang Sandra Negretti Wild Swans – Three Daughters of China is written by acontemporary Chinese woman, Jung Chang (1952), who narrates thestory of a century of her ancestors (focusing mainly on the women) andtheir lives from feudal China through the Cultural Revolution to Post-Revolutionary China. ISBN 0-00-717615-5; Jung Chang, Lynn Pan and Henry Zhao (edited by Jessie Lim and Li Yan), Another province: new Chinese writing from London (London, 1994); Lambeth Chinese Community Association, ISBN 0-9522973-0-2.