The Unknown Story

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In the epilogue to her biography of Mao Tse-tung, Jung Chang and her husband and cowriter Jon Halliday lament that, "Today, Mao's portrait and his corpse still dominate Tiananmen Square in the heart of the Chinese capital." For Chang, author of Wild ...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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