The Unknown Story

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Jung Chang's "Wild Swans" was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husband Jon Halliday have written a groundbreaking bi ...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/02/17
This book has revealed the very dark side of Mao. Though facts cannot be well verified, yet, it is inspiring as a reference. No doubt, Mao is a monster, however, seems Ms Chang has not dug at the same time reason for mao's rise. Ms Chang has descr...Continua
Ha scritto il 01/02/17
書裡的內容, 的確是作者辛苦到處走訪, 加上參考其他作家著作蒐集而來, 是官方歷史沒有說出的那一面. 但我想從書中可以看出, 作者之一因為自己的親身經歷, 相當痛惡毛, 以致大量出現了個人的感情口吻. 而且整本書看完, 作者一直想表示, 毛並不具備領袖能力, 也不擅於激勵人心的演講,也無外語能力, 只會耍權謀. 但我好奇的是, 毛從一個底層黨員, 一路爬到成為中國的領袖, 這麼多有才幹的部下誓死跟隨, 必定有他的能力及魅力, 這點從書裡從頭到尾都看不出來, 實在很可惜. 但是從作者不斷敘述毛的陰...Continua
Ian Hodgson
Ha scritto il 16/08/12
A compulsory read for insights into China...
Well, read this text to try and gain a better understanding of China and its turbulent journey through the 20th century. Written by novelist Jung 'Wild Swans' Chang, this text is a remarkable, well-researched, shocking account of the hubris, and ulti...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/02/11

historical accuracy is not its main selling point, I suppose?

Kimberly Petrovic
Ha scritto il 23/10/08
Mao: The Unknown Story
If you're someone who travels a lot, this book is lengthy enough to keep you occupied while sitting in airports all across the world. Although I purchased the book in NYC, I found that I read a good part of it while sitting in a Texas airport one su...Continua

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