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Jung Chang

Chinese-British writer

1952   -  

genre: biography
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of York, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Sichuan University, University of West London
occupation: historian, autobiographer, writer, biographer, linguist, poet

Jung Chang (traditional Chinese: 張戎; simplified Chinese: 张戎; pinyin: Zhāng Róng; Wade–Giles: Chang Jung, Mandarin pronunciation: [tʂɑ́ŋ ɻʊ̌ŋ], born 25 March 1952) is a Chinese-born British writer now living in London, best known for her family autobiography Wild Swans, selling over 10 million copies worldwide but banned in the People's Republic of China. Her 832-page biography of Mao Zedong, Mao: The Unknown Story, written with her husband, the Irish historian Jon Halliday, was published in June 2005.
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