Jung Chang is a Chinese-born British writer
now living in London. She is best known for her family autobiography Wild Swans, selling over 10 million copies worldwide, but banned in the people's republic of China.
Jung Chang is best known for her family autobiography Wild Swans. Published in 1991, it has sold over 15 million copies, has been translated in to 40 languages - and is one of Oprah's "Books That Defined A Generation". It is banned in China - where Jung grew up. Her new book is Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the centre of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history.Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, intrigue, bravery, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York, 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. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matt Driskill continues the FCC speaker series with Jung Chang, author of her latest book, Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China. Chang spoke to the FCC on 30 October 2013.To learn more, email Matt Driskill at email@example.com.To view the video, click here.