Cover image of Empress Dowager Cixi UK Edition
Praise for Jung Chang

“An inspiring tale of women who survived every kind of hardship, deprivation and political upheaval with their humanity intact.” Hillary Clinton, O, The Oprah Magazine

‘“Wild Swans” made me feel like a five-year-old. This is a family memoir that has the breadth of the most enduring social history.” Martin Amis, Independent on Sunday

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News & Events

Book tour dates:

Fri 16 May, 3.30 pm
Charleston Festival, Chaired by
Jon Snow
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Fri 13 June
Althorp Literary Festival
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Sat 28 June, 3.15pm
Chalke Valley History Festival

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Fri 4 July, 5.30pm
Dartington Ways With Words
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See the Links page for TV interviews.



About Jung Chang
Small photo of Jung Chang
Jung Chang at a gate of the Forbidden City where Empress Dowager Cixi lived.
Jung Chang is the best-selling author of Wild Swans, which The Asian Wall Street Journal called the most widely read book about China, and Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday), which was described by Time as “an atom bomb of a book.”
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