I’ve learnt so much from reading this book! Wild Swans is the autobiography of Jung Chang and tells the story of her childhood and early adult years in communist China. It is really gripping and some of the events that she mentions seem unimaginable. Some of the stuff I was reading I couldn’t quite believe would actually have happened, especially so recently. Jung Chang also writes about the lives of her mother and grandmother before she was born and you can really see just how much China changed in such a short space of time.
I’d definitely recommend this book as it teaches you loads about the history of China but is much more interesting than just reading a history book as you get a real life account. According to my copy, Wild Swans won the NCR Book Award in 1992 so it must be good!