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I would love mainland Chinese to read my book. There is a Chinese translation which I worked on myself, published in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Many copies have gone into China but it is still banned. Jung Chang#Banned 193
Jung Chang#Banned 193
While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine was the result of economic mismanagement but during the research I realised that it was something more sinister. Jung Chang#Economic 117
Jung Chang#Economic 117
China is more prosperous than before. The people have better lives but they are not happy and confident because the scars are still there. Jung Chang#China 85
Jung Chang#China 85
We were not treated by our own government as proper human beings and consequently, some outsiders did not regard us as the same kind of humans as themselves. Jung Chang#Beings 84
Jung Chang#Beings 84
What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty, not just revolutions and wars. We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another upheaval there will be further cruelty. Jung Chang#Another 76
Jung Chang#Another 76
In certain areas where the media are still controlled, the changes have come to a halt, which is a very frustrating situation. I would like the changes to take place throughout China. Jung Chang#Areas 67
Jung Chang#Areas 67
When I was in China, Mao was Chairman, and parents were terrified to tell their children anything that differed from the party line in case the children repeated it and endangered the whole family. Jung Chang#Anything 58
Jung Chang#Anything 58
I remember when my mother pointed to a stone, and she said this was the kind of stone people used to place on the feet of the baby girls to stop them trying to climb away and unbind their feet. Jung Chang#Baby 56
Jung Chang#Baby 56
I was not allowed to take notes but my friend and I memorised those two and a half pages. Most people talked to me because of the warning. They knew this book was not going to be the official line. Jung Chang#Allowed 51
Jung Chang#Allowed 51
The Chinese seemed to be mourning Mao in a heartfelt fashion. But I wondered how many of their tears were genuine. People had practiced acting to such a degree that they confused it with their true feelings. Jung Chang#Acting 49
Jung Chang#Acting 49
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