Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister
by Jung Chang
*LONGLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN 2020*
Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history; a gripping story of sisterhood and betrayal from the bestselling author of Wild Swans.
They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled seismic transformations these three women left an indelible mark on history.
Red Sister rose to be Mao’s vice-chair.
Little Sister became first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China.
Big Sister made herself one of country’s richest women.
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister takes us on a sweeping journey 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. By turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.