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Wild Swans - Three Daughters of China

Jung Chang

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Description:

In Wild Swans Jung Chang recounts the evocative, unsettling, and insistently gripping story of how three generations of women in her family fared in the political maelstrom of China during the 20th century. Chang's grandmother was a warlord's concubine. Her gently raised mother struggled with hardships in the early days of Mao's revolution and rose, like her husband, to a prominent position in the Communist Party before being denounced during the Cultural Revolution. Chang herself marched, worked, and breathed for Mao until doubt crept in over the excesses of his policies and purges. Born just a few decades apart, their lives overlap with the end of the warlords' regime and overthrow of the Japanese occupation, violent struggles between the Kuomintang and the Communists to carve up China, and, most poignant for the author, the vicious cycle of purges orchestrated by Chairman Mao that discredited and crushed millions of people, including her parents.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joy Osmanski

Length:

22h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

30:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

23:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

24:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

28:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

28:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

24:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

23:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

25:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

30:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

30:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

20:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

18:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

19:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

22:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

22:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

25:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

25:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

28:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

16:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

17:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:33