في هذا المجلد الضخم، تروي المتعصبة الماوية سابقا المهاجرة حاليا قصة الصين منذ الاحتلال الياباني حتى وفاة الزعيم الشيوعي ماو تسي تونج. I have many Chinese in-laws with first hand experience of the world which June Chang reveals to us. It is detailed to explain the lifestyle of each generation and how their decision impacted on their lives and the lives their children. And all of the above in the book's first 44 pages! It's a riveting story, and Chang tells it well. Nonetheless, it merits five stars or more because of the way it tells the story from the ground level of the fall the Qing dynasty, the attempt of the Kuomintang to create a modern state, the creation of a communist regime in China, the Great Leap forward and Mao's cultural revolution.
Poverty and famine increased substantially and exponentially. She was still clipped by a large white wing several times that day when a swan went dashing past, chasing bugs or a fellow swan, but none of them pecked her, and they seemed more aware of her presence. Her parents were imprisoned, interrogated, and tortured. Although the political history is explained very well, because it is also biographical, important events that didn't affect the family e. و بعد أن أمسى الماضي أقل إيلاما. She took her gold key off her work uniform and shredded her red sash.
Some passages sound clichéd; that is partly because I have read many other books on similar subjects, but it is also because at times the writing style actually is somewhat banal and clichéd. Yes, looking briefly again at the book, I highly recommend it. The pans are usually good for a laugh, and they often give me a starting point for my own assessment of the book. However, people such as Jung's father, who staunchly believed that it would bring change for the good, staggered back in horror when the first real implications of Communism hit their lives. كلما هممت أجد كتاب البجعات ينظر إلي بحنين يعتصر قلبي فأعود مشتاقة إليه.
The author, who was born and who grew up in China, learned the rudiments of the English language when she was already a young adult. أكتب كلماتي هذه الآن، والدموع تتساقط من عينيّ على الأوراق! After the strain of the training coupled with the journey, she suffered a. Most of us who grew up in the 50s and 60s have some memory of hardships in China. For years, she tries to please her family, wanting only acceptance and love, but often facing rejection. This gives Wild Swans a much broader scope than most memoirs and provides a comprehensive understanding of Chinese history and politics over the last century. وما أن شرعت بقرائتها، ذُهلت من الحقائق التي وقعت على رأسي كالصاعقة! Thirty million people died of hunger alone, which was a well-kept secret for almost forty years.
Chang's father became a target for the Red Guards when he mildly but openly criticised Mao due to the suffering caused to the Chinese people by the Cultural Revolution. As the Revolution progressed, her work for the party helped her rise through the ranks. Those who look for unique writing styles, or breathtaking passages, memorable quotes, wordplays, or interesting new words will not find anything here. وفي هذه الرواية تجلت الجروح بكل آلامها. That Chang found herself able to bear witness is a gift. Listen to this with the author about this book.
Despite her luxurious surroundings, life was tense as she feared the servants and the wife of the General would report rumors or outright lies to him. لذا لا تلق اللوم على شعبٍ, بل عليك بقياداته وإعلامه. It was a method designed and used by Stalin a few decades earlier in Russia, and part of the Communist modus operandi to establish their complete control. الملايين من الأرواح البريئة التي قُتلت ظلماً! There, the Xias extract him from a tangle of bodies—he's still breathing—take him home and nurse him back to health. A mish-mash of personal memoir, family saga, history, feminist literature, and global and Chinese politics, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China covers it all vividly.
It's gripping stuff even for those who know their Chinese history, and it blew me away when I first read it halfway through my Chinese degree, making me wonder for the first time but not the last whether I really wanted to devote the rest of my life to China. قررت يونغ شانغ أن تروي. Which scene was your favorite? I had no idea while I was graduating from high school things were happeneing in China that I hadn't a clue about. يجب أن يعرف أن النجاح أتى من رحم المعاناة. No other book ever managed to achieve that.
وصممت على المواصلة نقطة الانقلاب في هذه الرواية حدث في منتصف الرواية. Every word of this work is a memorial to those lives narrowed, broken and wasted by a political agenda that deemed them cheap enough to sacrifice. Unexpectedly with his last words, the General proclaims Yu-Fang free at the age of twenty-four. It was half the size of Castle Brandis, barely skirting being called a small lake. I completely followed it despite my absolute dearth of knowledge on the subject of China. But as it stands today, his body is preserved and revered. From the age of two, she had.