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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…
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…
It’s taken us 10 years, and it was constant excitement. I was constantly shocked by how evil he could be. Mao was very, very shrewd…
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…
If children were brought up to become non-conformists it would only ruin their lives. So parents all over China who loved their children told them…
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.…
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…
I think because of their terrible past, particularly this century, the Chinese have come to accept cruelty more than many other people, which is something…
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…
For anyone to open their heart, they need the right atmosphere, and something to prompt them. For my mother it was her trip abroad: she…
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…
I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast…
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…
I feel perhaps my heart is still in China.
I always wanted to be a writer.
At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general.
China is more prosperous than before. The people have better lives but they are not happy and confident because the scars are still there.
I no longer have the terrible nightmares that I used to have. Mao had just died in 1976, and China began to open up. For…
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…
Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao…
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