Jung Chang

Jung Chang is the bestselling author of Wild Swans, which The Asian Wall Street Journal called the most widely read book about China, and Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday), which was described by Time as “an atom bomb of a book.” Her most recent book is Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China. Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies outside mainland China, where they are banned. She was born in China in 1952 and moved to Britain in 1978. She lives in London.