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Chang, Jung 1952-

Overview
Works: 139 works in 866 publications in 28 languages and 13,934 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Drama  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Translator, Performer
Classifications: CT1828.C478, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jung Chang
Mao : the unknown story by Jung Chang( Book )

83 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. He caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule--in peacetime. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China by Jung Chang( Book )

57 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography, Jung Chang describes how Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, the telegraph, and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry. It was she who abolished gruesome punishments like "death by a thousand cuts" and put an end to foot-binding. She inaugurated women's liberation and embarked on the path to introduce parliamentary elections to China. Chang overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot. Cixi reigned during extraordinary times and had to deal with a host of major national crises: the Taiping and Boxer rebellions, wars with France and Japan, and an invasion by eight allied powers including Britain, Germany, Russia and the United States. Jung Chang not only records the Empress Dowager's conduct of domestic and foreign affairs, but 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 -- one of with whom she fell in love, with tragic consequences. The world Chang describes here seems almost unbelievable in its extraordinary mixture of the very old and the very new. Based on newly available, mostly Chinese, historical documents such as court records, official and private correspondence, diaries, and eyewitness accounts, this biography will revolutionize historical thinking about a crucial period in China's -- and the world's -- history. 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
Wild swans : three daughters of China by Jung Chang( Book )

87 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of twentieth century China told as a real-life saga of a Chinese family over three generations
Mme Sun Yat-Sen (Soong Ching-ling) by Jung Chang( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong : san dai Zhongguo nü ren de gu shi by Jung Chang( Book )

163 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un réquisitoire implacable contre la Révolution culturelle, un magnifique livre de souvenirs tissés autour de trois générations de femmes, un témoignage historique irremplaçable sur la Chine d'hier et d'aujourd'hui."
Mao : [the unknown story] by Jung Chang( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Wilde zwanen by Jung Chang( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van drie generaties vrouwen in China in de periode 1909-1978
Wild swans by Jung Chang( Recording )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller and a critically acclaimed history of China that opened up the country to the world. Through the story of three generations of women in her own family - the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother and the daughter herself - Jung Chang reveals the epic history of China's twentieth century. Breathtaking in its scope, unforgettable in its descriptions, this is a masterpiece which is extraordinary in every way
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China by Jung Chang( Recording )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a coauthor of the best-selling Mao: The Unknown Story, the dramatic, epic biography of the woman who ruled China for fifty years, overcoming centuries of traditions and formalities--and found ways to modernize China, exposing its culture to western political ideas and technology. Empress Dowager Cixi led an intense and singular life. Chosen at the age of twelve to be a concubine by the Emperor Xianfeng, she gives birth to his only male heir, who at four years old is designated emperor when his father dies in 1861. Enlisting the help of Xianfeng's widow, Cixi orchestrates a coup that ousts the appointed regents and makes herself the regent on behalf of her son. Her son ends up dying in his mid-twenties and Cixi is able to designate a young nephew as the emperor--continuing her reign, which stretches to her death in 1908. In this remarkable chronicle, Chang gives us a portrait of Cixi that is complex and riveting: her ruthlessness in fighting off rivals; her startling curiosity to learn all she can, not only about China (she is not allowed to leave the court compound); her reliance on her advisers and officials, often Westerners who she has placed in key positions of responsibility; and her sensitivity and desire to preserve the distinctiveness of China's past. Chang makes a compelling case that Cixi was one of the most formidable--and enlightened--rulers of a nation
The wild swans by Mischa Scorer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jung Chang describes how her mother inspired her to write the book Wild swans, in which she tells the story of three Chinese women, her grandmother, her mother, and herself
Wilde Schwäne : die Geschichte einer Familie : drei Frauen in China von der Kaiserzeit bis heute by Jung Chang( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : China ; Familienchronik (20. Jh.)
Mao : het onbekende verhaal by Jung Chang( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische biografie van de Chinese leider (1893-1976)
Mao : l'histoire inconnue by Jung Chang( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fondée sur de multiples témoignages et sur les fonds d'archives de l'ancienne Union soviétique, cette biographie de Mao Zedong fait la lumière sur les raisons grâce auxquelles il a réussi à faire main basse sur le pouvoir puis à le confisquer à son unique profit. Décrit ainsi son ascension, ses relations avec Staline, etc
Cixi : kai qi xian dai Zhongguo de huang tai hou = Empress dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China by Jung Chang( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in Chinese and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another province : new Chinese writing from London = Tian wai you tian : Lundun Hua ren xin xie zuo xuan( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neizvestnyĭ Mao by Jung Chang( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. He caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule--in peacetime. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description
Sun Yixian fu ren : Song Qingling zhuan lue by Jung Chang( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jian yao miao shu le song qing ling cong tong nian dao shi shi de zhu yao jing li he ke ge ke qi de wei da ren sheng
Sheng meng Guangdong ren by Jung Chang( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao l'histoire inconnue by Jung Chang( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao : la storia sconosciuta by Jung Chang( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Čan, Jun 1952-

Chan, Jun 1952-

Chan, Jung 1952-

Chang J.

Chang J. 1952-

Chang, Jung

Chang, Jung 1952-

Chang, Yung

Chang Yung 1952-....

Chō, Jū

Cho, Ju 1952-

Džana, Žuna 1952-

Jun, Čan 1952-

Jun Chan 1952-

Jung , Chang

Jung Chang 1952-....

Jung Chang Chinees historica

Jung Chang Chinees schrijfster

Jung Chang chinesische Schriftstellerin

Jung Chang ĉina verkisto

Jung Chang femme de lettres et historienne sino-britannique

Jung Chang scrittrice cinese

Rong, Zhang

Tjan, Tsziun, 1952-

Trương Nhung

Zhang, Erhong 1952-

Zhang, Rong

Zhang Rong 1952-....

Чжан Юн

Чжан Юн 1952-

Юн Чан 1952-

Юн Чжан

Юн Чжан 1952-

צ'נג, ג'ונג, 1952-

רונג ג'אנג

يونغ تشانغ، 1952-

یونق چانق

장융 1952-

장이홍 1952-

チョウ, ジュウ 1952-

ユン・チアン

張, 戎

張 戎 1952-....

張二鴻 1952-

张戎

張戎 1952-

Languages
English (314)

Chinese (72)

German (52)

Spanish (39)

Danish (31)

Italian (27)

Dutch (26)

French (24)

Japanese (22)

Polish (18)

Hungarian (10)

Portuguese (7)

Arabic (7)

Finnish (7)

Swedish (5)

Russian (5)

Thai (5)

Czech (3)

Hebrew (3)

Catalan (3)

Korean (2)

Sinhalese (2)

Croatian (1)

Vietnamese (1)

Persian (1)

Greek, Modern (1)

Turkish (1)

Marathi (1)

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Wild swans : three daughters of ChinaHong : san dai Zhongguo nü ren de gu shiMao : [the unknown story]Wild swansWild swansHong : san dai Zhongguo nü ren de gu shiWas Mao really a monster? : the academic response to Chang and Halliday's Mao, the unknown story