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historyrecitation 5 - china in the mid 1900s not just as a...

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TD Khang History 140 recitation 2/23/12 Analysis of Wild Swans Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang brings a whole new perspective within the communist state of China during the 1920’s and 30’s up till the 1950’s. Rather than a typical historical dialogue, the story has emotion that is put forth by a woman detailing the lives of her grandmother and mother and finally herself. Her memoir pulls in all the familiar faces of Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong. But more than that, she portrays her life living in the communist state and all the turmoil involved. Her daily experiences are so descriptive and personal that they give the audience a small taste of how it would be like to live in communist
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Unformatted text preview: china in the mid 1900s not just as a person but as a woman most of all. In the early 1900s when war lords still rules, one was either poor or rich. Women were possession and used to produce heirs in a majorly patriarchal society. All the horror and cruelty described makes one wonder what kind of strength does it take for these women to survive. Beyond opening up understanding of communist China, this memoir so distinctly demonstrates the human spirit under pressure. This book reminded me of the movie, The Battle of Algiers. Both show the spirit and strength of women within their own society....
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