Date: 24 April
Venue: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Tickets: £10 book here
In the continuing Southbank season celebrating Index on Censorship’s 40th birthday, Jung Chang will be in conversation with Isabel Hilton.
Jung Chang’s Wild Swans was published 21 years ago, and remains the most successful non-fiction book in British publishing history. The memoir travels from the early days of communist hope and struggle to the birth of a superpower at the end of the 20th century. As China looks set to dominate the world’s economy in the 21st century, over 13 million copies of the book have been sold in 36 languages.
However it remains banned in China.
Topics for discussion at the event include Jung Chang’s writings, censorship and Chinese politics today.
Read the 40th anniversary issue of Index on Censorship magazine, including exclusive articles by Aung San Suu Kyi and Ariel Dorfman, here.
Search the Index on Censorship literary archive for free until 4 May.