Duration: 60 minutesJung Chang is back with her gripping new biography. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a fascinating story of love, war, intrigue, bravery, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York, from exiles’ quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.
Presented with the generous support of State Library of Queensland - the home of the Brisbane Writers Festival.About the author
Jung Chang is the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
; Mao: The Unknown Story
(with Jon Halliday); and Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China
. Her books have been translated into over 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies outside Mainland China where they are banned. She was born in China in 1952 and came to Britain in 1978. She lives in London.Moderator: Emily Philip
Emily Philip is a professional wordsmith, speechwriter and communications professional. Starting her career in the independent book trade before working in politics and then the arts, Emily now works at the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. She has published reviews in The Saturday Paper and The Courier-Mail, judged literary awards and interviewed writers, thinkers and thought leaders from around the world.
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