Kind of a BIG Deal Interview – S01E01 – Jung Chang

“I don’t know how to put this…but I’m kind of a big deal.” – Ron Burgundy

In each episode of Kind of a Big Deal you can listen to an exclusive & intimate conversation between our Features Editor and the kind of big deal folks our world-class arts scene attracts – writers, performers, movers and shakers.

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Next week: Ian Lavender (Don’t Tell Him Pike).

This week’s conversation is between Dan Lentell and biographer


Jung Chang in London January 2010. Photo by Guy Aitchison via Wikimedia Commons
Jung Chang’s bestselling family history, Wild Swans, has been translated into 37 languages yet remains banned in her native China. If you’re smart enough to put up with the hyperbole and bombast of Edinburgh49, chances are one of the 13 million copies sold since 1991 is sitting on a bookshelf close at hand.

Together with her husband, Jon Halliday, Jung Chang is also author of Madame Sun Yat-sen: Soong Ching-ling (1986); Mao: The Unknown Story (2005); and, most recently, Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China (2013).

The conversation took place on August 11th 2014 at Edinburgh’s Channings Hotel during the book festival.

E49 Interviews; Dan Lentell talks to Jung Chang

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