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Virtual Book Club - Wild Swans (Ch. 1 - 13)

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Tue, February 02, 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Zoom event, Sacramento CA 95818
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Barbara Lemus, '76

We will discuss this book over two months. In February we will discuss Chapters 1 - 13, and in March, Chapters 14 - 28.

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Judy Chang is the story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution.

Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Join us for a lively discussion and connect with other alums!  Become a regular member or drop in as your schedule allows. Stanford alumni, students and their guests are welcome to participate. 

The event is limited to Stanford Alumni/Students.

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Virtual Book Club - Wild Swans (Ch. 1 - 13)
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

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