Jung Chang

1952 - Today

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Jung Chang (traditional Chinese: 張戎; simplified Chinese: 张戎; pinyin: Zhāng Róng; Wade–Giles: Chang Jung, Mandarin pronunciation: [tʂɑ́ŋ ɻʊ̌ŋ], born 25 March 1952) is a Chinese-born British writer now living in London, best known for her family autobiography Wild Swans, selling over 10 million copies worldwide but banned in the People's Republic of China. Her 832-page biography of Mao Zedong, Mao: The Unknown Story, written with her husband, the Irish historian Jon Halliday, was published in June 2005. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jung Chang has received more than 351,862 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Jung Chang is the 2,623rd most popular writer (up from 2,865th in 2019), the 597th most popular biography from China (down from 570th in 2019) and the 59th most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 63.57

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.33

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  • 2.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Jung Chang ranks 2,623 out of 5,794Before her are Tadeusz Różewicz, Olaudah Equiano, Vilis Lācis, Aleksander Fredro, Edvard Kocbek, and Edith Pargeter. After her are Nikoloz Baratashvili, John Banville, William Smith, Lev Kopelev, Joseph Delaney, and Stefanie Zweig.

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Among people born in 1952, Jung Chang ranks 141Before her are Amir Peretz, Anote Tong, Alfre Woodard, Jean-Dominique Bauby, Vasco Rossi, and David Knopfler. After her are Freddy Maertens, Masaki Yokotani, François Berléand, Ludmilla Tourischeva, Lam Ching-ying, and Sharon Osbourne.

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In China

Among people born in China, Jung Chang ranks 597 out of 1,186Before her are Huang Tingjian (1045), Lin Huiyin (1904), Shiing-Shen Chern (1911), He Long (1896), Ragibagh Khan (1320), and Konstantin Rodzaevsky (1907). After her are Lien Chan (1936), Sam Hui (1948), Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama (1938), Wang Can (177), Tian Han (1898), and Ai Qing (1910).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Jung Chang ranks 59Before her are Yuan Zhen (779), Ji Kang (223), Consort Ban (-48), Cao Yu (1910), Yuan Mei (1716), and Tang Xianzu (1550). After her are Tian Han (1898), Ai Qing (1910), Katherine Paterson (1932), Han Suyin (1917), Xu Zhimo (1897), and François Cheng (1929).