In a video interview with Te-Ping Chen in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Wild Swans author Jung...
May 23, 2013
Biographer Jung Chang, author of the widely-translated and critically-acclaimed 1991 family history Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, will be publishing her latest work in October of this year. The upcoming biography tells...
Dec 3, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
May 5, 2006
From the EastSouthWestNorth blog (link): The Chinese-language edition of “Mao: The Unknown Story” by Chinese writer Jung Chang and her husband was originally scheduled to be released in May. Recently, the news came out that the project has been aborted. The chairman of Yuanliou Publishing Company Wang Jung-Wen announced that he has abandoned the effort […]
Apr 27, 2006
The following was first published in The China Journal, No. 55, January 2006. An excerpt from this article also appeared in the CDT Bookshelf. Thanks to Mr. Barm√© for allowing CDT to republish it in its entirety here. I’M SO RONERY Geremie R. Barm√© He’s Back With the accession of Hu Jintao to the dual […]
Dec 4, 2005
For the CDT Bookshelf, China Digital Times invites experts on China to recommend a book to CDT readers. This month, Geremie R. Barm√©, Professor, Division of Pacific and Asian History, Australian National University, comments on “Mao: The Unknown Story” by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Alfred A. Knopf 2005. The following is a short excerpt […]
Nov 7, 2005
On KQED’s Forum program, host Michael Krasny interviews author Jung Chang and historian Jon Halliday, co-authors of “Mao: The Unknown Story.” You can listen live to the program on the KQED site. The audio archive should be available on the site later today.
Oct 23, 2005
From the New York Times: If Chairman Mao had been truly prescient, he would have located a little girl in Sichuan Province named Jung Chang and “mie jiuzu”- killed her and wiped out all her relatives to the ninth degree. But instead that girl grew up, moved to Britain and has now written a biography […]
Oct 20, 2005
From the New York Times: In their new book, “Mao: The Unknown Story,” Jung Chang and Jon Halliday make an impassioned case for Mao as the most monstrous tyrant ever. They argue that he was responsible for “well over 70 million deaths in peacetime, more than any other 20th-century leader,” and they argue that “he […]
Oct 7, 2005
From the Sydney Morning Herald: A tiny widow aged 85 living in two rooms, an electric rice-cooker her only modern appliance, may be a crucial witness to a dispute involving Jung Chang, the wealthy Chinese author of the worldwide bestseller Wild Swans. The dispute is one of many being picked up by some of the […]
Sep 5, 2005
For the CDT Bookshelf, China Digital Times invites experts on China to recommend a book to CDT readers. This month, Richard Baum, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, recommends Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Jonathan Cape, 2005 (to be published in the […]
Jul 24, 2005
From the International Herald Tribune: A revealing book has just been published about a closed and secretive East Asian country that devotes a huge portion of its budget to developing nuclear weapons, even as millions of its people starve to death… Readers should be forgiven for guessing that the book in question concerns North Korea, […]
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