Wild Swans

This is a website about great books that have been written in China, in Chinese or about China. I want to talk about many books but the first one is Wild Swans. It’s really long! Its a story of 3 generations of women, i.e.grandmother, mother, and daughter. It goes through the war with Japan, it covers foot binding, it discusses communism under Mao Zedong, it’s a really cool book.

It’s fascinating how the Chinese history mingles simultaneously with character development and the plot – they integrate together,  it’s really cool. You should totally go read it.

Here’s a video about the author, Jung Chang.