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The Strong Daugthers of China August 11, 2007

Posted by Georgete in Blogs, Books, Life, People, Photography, Thoughts.

shan2.jpgI just finished reading “Wild Swans,” by Jung Chang, an extraordinary memoir that vibrantly describes the unbelievable story of three generations of Chinese women.

Most importantly, it portrays the impact of history on their lives and how their courage and strengths helped their family survive a century of social, economical and political remarkable changes.

If you’ve never had a chance to learn about the Chinese culture, check this book out. Through Jung’s life experience, her mother’s and grandmother’s saga, you will learn about critical periods of China’s history such as the Warlord government, Japanese invasion, Kuomintangs, Communism and Cultural Revolution.

chin4.jpgI don’t know if you agree with me, but regardless culture differences what all females around the world have in common is our capacity to remain strong during adversity. Also, like the spring, we have the gift of flourishing over and over again after a strong winter. No matter how hard the winter comes.

The pictures here were recently taken by my daughter in Shanghai, China. Thanks Tuchinha!



1. Nancy - August 21, 2007

Hey G – I was reading your blog the other day and noticed you just read Wild Swans – isn’t it great? I read it 10 years ago when I was travelling in Australia and it’s still one of my favourite books – I have re-read it 5x – I loved the amazing combination of historical information told first-hand by the three different generations of women – it was definitely a more personal way to get a glimpse into what it must have been like living through that time period.

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