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Jung Chang is the best-selling author of Wild Swans, which The Asian Wall Street Journal called the most widely read book about China, and Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday), which was described by Time as “an atom bomb of a book.” Her books have been translated into more than forty languages and sold more than fifteen million copies outside mainland China, where they are both banned. She was born in China in 1952 and moved to Britain in 1978. She lives in London.

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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $17.95

A New York Times Notable Book

In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of power—governing... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Written by Jung Chang


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $30.00

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.

At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines. When he... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Empress Dowager Cixi

Written by Jung Chang


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Mao
The Unknown Story
Written by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $20.00

The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader every written, Mao: The Unknown Story is based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before — and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him. It... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Mao
The Unknown Story
Written by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday


Format: eBook, 864 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $14.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
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