A major new biography from the internationally bestselling author of ‘Wild Swans’, ‘Mao’ and ‘Empress Dowager Cixi’: a gripping story of sisterhood, revolution and betrayal, and three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history.
In this ground-breaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China…
Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before – and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him – this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations.
Through the story of three generations of women — grandmother, mother and daughter — ‘Wild Swans’ tells nothing less than the whole tumultuous history of China’s tragic 20th-century, from sword-bearing warlords to Chairman Mao, from the Manchu Empire to the Cultural Revolution.