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Book Wild Swans

Download or read book Wild Swans written by Jung Chang and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-06-20 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 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.

Book Wild Swans  Three Daughters of China

Download or read book Wild Swans Three Daughters of China written by Jung Chang and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2011-10-27 with total page 724 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival.

Book Wild Swans

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jung Chang
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 9784062614108
  • Pages : 859 pages

Download or read book Wild Swans written by Jung Chang and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 859 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Wild Swans

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rong Zhang
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 696 pages

Download or read book Wild Swans written by Rong Zhang and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book QBD Wild Swans Three Daughters of China

Download or read book QBD Wild Swans Three Daughters of China written by Jung Chang and published by . This book was released on 2015-09-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 9780007948758:Synopsis coming soon.......

Book Cisnes salvajes

Download or read book Cisnes salvajes written by Jung Chang and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cisnes salvajes desarrolla sobre todo las vidas de la abuela (concubina de uno de los señores de la guerra), la madre (destacada revolucionaria comunista), y los años de estudiante de la autora hasta su traslado a occidente. A través de las peripecias vitales de estos personajes, Chang, con un estilo autentico, objetivo y estremecedor sin caer en el melodrama ni el revanchismo, hace un repaso a los grandes hechos y tragedias que ha vivido china en el último siglo. El ejemplo moral de la familia de la autora, muy unida a pesar de las contrariedades -su padre es uno de los personajes más llamativos de todo el libro por su integridad y fidelidad a unos ideales hasta el fin, a pesar de las agónicas dificultades por las que pasara, hace que la novela tenga un mensaje positivo y esperanzador. Además, la autora permite que sean esas experiencias personales -sin disquisiciones teóricas ni lamentos- las que reflejen con exactitud la sufrida historia colectiva de todo un pueblo. Por encima de los sufrimientos padecidos, la mayoría inhumanos, Jung Chang deja constancia de la fortaleza e integridad de gran parte del pueblo chino: rodeada de sufrimiento, muerte y desolación, había contemplado la indescriptible capacidad humana para sobrevivir y buscar la felicidad.

Book Big Sister  Little Sister  Red Sister

Download or read book Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister written by Jung Chang and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-10-17 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN 2020* Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history; a gripping story of sisterhood and betrayal from the bestselling author of Wild Swans. They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled seismic transformations these three women left an indelible mark on history. Red Sister rose to be Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister became first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China. Big Sister made herself one of country's richest women. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister takes us on a sweeping journey from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. By turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.

Book The Prospect of Cities

Download or read book The Prospect of Cities written by John Friedmann and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies

Download or read book Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies written by Mira Kim and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-22 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The field of translation studies has grown rapidly over recent decades, with critical questions being investigated across the globe. Drawing together this scattered research, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies consolidates important propositions by drawing on systemic functional linguistics (SFL). Using the SFL dimensions of stratification, rank, axis and delicacy to show how languages are more similar or more different, this book provides a state-of-the-art critical assessment of the interaction between SFL and translation studies. Highlighting the major contribution SFL can make in developing translation theories, a team of world-leading experts investigate how intricate and wide-ranging translation questions, such as re-instantiation and multimodality, can be most efficiently explored through a detailed meaning- and function-oriented linguistic theory. Examining the theoretical concepts and practical applications of SFL in the translation of a range of languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies provides a stimulus for new work spanning the two fields and suggests new directions for future research.

Book Empress Dowager Cixi

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jung Chang
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013-09-26
  • ISBN : 1448191424
  • Pages : 460 pages

Download or read book Empress Dowager Cixi written by Jung Chang and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-09-26 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the extraordinary story of the woman who brought China into the modern age, from the bestselling author of Wild Swans In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi – the most important woman in Chinese history – brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state and it was she who abolished gruesome punishments like ‘death by a thousand cuts’ and put an end to foot-binding. Jung Chang comprehensively overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot and also takes the reader into the depths of her splendid Summer Palace and the harem of Beijing’s Forbidden City, where she lived surrounded by eunuchs – with one of whom she fell in love, with tragic consequences. Packed with drama, fast-paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman: as the concubine to a monarch, as the absolute ruler of a third of the world’s population, and as a unique stateswoman. ‘Powerful’ Simon Sebag Montefiore ‘Truly authoritative’ New York Times ‘Wonderful’ Sunday Times **Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize**

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  • Author : 张戎
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9789627174219
  • Pages : 476 pages

Download or read book written by 张戎 and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Forfatteren, der voksede op som medlem af den privilegerede elite i Maos Kina og senere blev forstødt under kulturrevolutionen i 1960'erne, fortæller sin families historie gennem tre generationer og giver hermed et billede af Kinas historie i 1900-tallet.

Book Wilde Schw  ne

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jung Chang
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1998-11
  • ISBN : 9783426711484
  • Pages : 732 pages

Download or read book Wilde Schw ne written by Jung Chang and published by . This book was released on 1998-11 with total page 732 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Les cygnes sauvages

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jung Chang
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9782266121125
  • Pages : 634 pages

Download or read book Les cygnes sauvages written by Jung Chang and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 634 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Petite-fille d'une concubine et d'un " Seigneur de la guerre ", fille de hauts responsables communistes, Jung Chang vivra dans un " cocon de privilèges " jusqu'en 1965. La Révolution culturelle, son cortège de dénonciations et de persécutions place alors la Chine sous le règne de la terreur. Jung voit ses parents internés dans un camp de rééducation tandis qu'elle est déportée à la campagne où elle sera paysanne, " médecin aux pieds nus ", ouvrière...

Book Mother  She Wrote

Download or read book Mother She Wrote written by Yi-Lin Yu and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2005 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this enjoyable and insightful book, Yi-Lin Yu takes the heated and ongoing feminist debate over motherhood and maternal subjectivity onto a new plane - in search of a new synthesis. With its specific focus on the three-tiered matrilineal narratives, Mother, She Wrote is distinguished by its complex and innovative deployment of psychoanalytic subject-relations theories, and a meticulous and detailed discussion of various literary texts, which calls forth a powerful reformulation of these narratives. One of the main strengths of this book is this simultaneous and tactful command of theory and literary practice. Apart from advocating the burgeoning development of women's writing of matrilineal narratives, the author also sheds new light on further research in the area of feminist motherhood and mothering.

Book A Study Guide for Karin Evans s  The Lost Daughter s of China

Download or read book A Study Guide for Karin Evans s The Lost Daughter s of China written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Chinese Women Writers in Diaspora

Download or read book Chinese Women Writers in Diaspora written by Amy Tak-yee Lai and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-03-26 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The mention of Chinese women writers in diaspora immediately brings to mind Jung Chang (b. 1952) and her Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (1991), which won the 1992 NCR book award and the 1993 British Book of the Year Award, and got officially banned in China. Despite its popular reception and crucial acclaim, Chang’s work has invited a lot of attacks. Among the most common is the contention that it merely focuses on the experience of the privileged and does not tell the reader what other memoirs have not already revealed. Chinese Women Writers in Diaspora is a pioneering study that focuses on four Chinese women writers currently living in the United States and England, whose works have been popularly received—and are in many cases, highly controversial—but have received little scholarly attention: Xinran (b. 1958), Hong Ying (b. 1962), Anchee Min (b. 1957), and Adeline Yen Mah (b. 1937). The chapters illuminate how Xinran constructs her identity and her fellow Chinese women in dialectics of self and other; how Hong Ying evokes cycles of return that blend Western and Chinese philosophical concepts; how Min employs images of theatre and theatrical conventions to depict the entrapment and transgression of her protagonists; and how Mah transliterates and appropriates both Western and Chinese fairy tale motifs to fashion her Chinese feminist utopia. While Jung Chang’s memoir seems confining, it has aroused interest in the genre of Chinese female autobiography, and Chinese women writers who live and write between cultures.

Book Voices of the Victims

Download or read book Voices of the Victims written by Hannes H. Gissurarson and published by New Direction. This book was released on with total page 33 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 20th century, communism claimed the lives of at least 100 million people. But often it is regarded with more sympathy than the other deadly totalitarian creed, national socialism. Despite several plausible accounts of famines, mass executions, labour camps and oppression, many Western intellectuals were either supporters or fellow-travellers of the communists. This illustrated report is about some of the most noteworthy books, travelogues, novels, memories, and historical treatises that came out in the great struggle between totalitarian communism and liberal democracy from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution onwards.