Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Topics for Discussion

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Describe the attitudes toward women when the author's grandmother, Yu-fang, was sold to the general as a concubine. What were the advantages of being a wife over being a concubine? What concessions were Yu-fang given?

Describe the attitude of De-hong with regard to the Communist party. Compare that to the attitude of the man who would become her husband, Chang Shou-yu. Give some examples of the times Chang Shou-yu put the party ahead of his family. Was he aware that he was doing that?

Describe the courtship of Yu-fang and Dr. Xia. What was his family's reaction to the news of the impending marriage? What impact did that have on Yu-fang and Dr. Xia? What was the long-term effect?

What happened to Chang Shou-yu when the next political factions came into power? What impact did this have on the family? Describe two instances in...

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