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Chang willingly joined the Red Guards though she recoiled from some of their brutal actions. It is hardly a serious historic book, which can describe this period objectively.
I didn’t finish it. Started this on CD and coudl not get into it. Incredibly skewed view of the Cultural Revolution. Retrieved October 7, No ratings or reviews yet.
David Chang Hardcover Cookbooks fisnes English. The focus of the book now shifts again to cover Jung’s own autobiography. I very rarely do that. While the details did tug my heartstrings like the woman sold as a concubine who had to fear the servants it was so depressing that I didn’t see the point in having to read all the extra unnecessary dates and facts just to be depressed!
Chang’s father swore to never again be inattentive to his wife’s needs. Lists with This Book.
And there are only few books I haven’t manage to finish. A lot about Mao.
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Read for book club. See details for description of any imperfections. No wonder there was no unemployment – everyone salavjes a spy, a prison guard or in charge of reeducation meetings.
The descriptions and overall feel of the book were very cold and emotionless, resulting in myself really not caring for the characters or the outcome of the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It inspires fear and not good enough on every page.
I couldn’t finish the book. Views Read Edit View history. She was no more a concubine, but a true, beloved wife. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Stopped on page If you don’t know anything about the Cultural Revolution, it will give you a bare-bones outline in breathless text, but don’t view it as a definitive work. Gave up on it a third of the way in. As the family was relatively poor, her father schemed to have her taken as a concubine to high-ranking warlord General Xue Zhi-heng, in order to gain status, which was hugely important in terms of quality of life.
I feel like such a loser. Wild Swans – Jung Chang.
Every jiffy of it. As Mao’s personality cult grew, life became more difficult and dangerous. Show More Show Less. Tried so hard, liked the premise, but just could not wade through it all. On November 26,Variety announced that Portobello Pictures had purchased the film rights to the book.
The book won two awards: There are plenty in China suffered in the hands of these ruthless bureaucrats, lots of them died. Because this period is the contradiction itself. David Chang Cookbooks in English. Couldnt finish it, too dry.