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Jung Chang inspires at the 2014 MercyCare Oration

MercyCare was delighted to bring renowned Chinese author Jung Chang to Perth to share her incredible story at the 2014 MercyCare Oration.

Jung is the best-selling author of her memoir Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, an evocative and gripping true story of the lives of three generations of women in her family in 20th century China – her grandmother, her mother and herself.

Jung addressed a 500-strong audience of invited guests as she recounted her incredible life story, sharing moments of despair and triumph.

Reflecting on the evening, MercyCare Chief Executive Officer Chris Hall said Jung was an inspiring speaker whose words will leave a lasting impact on audience members.

“Jung’s story is ultimately one of courage, respect and love. It’s a story which highlights the importance of family and community in the face of oppression and hardship, all of which are values championed by our own organisation,” he said.

“Her incredible story closely aligns with MercyCare’s calling to break the cycle of significant disadvantage for those people who are marginalised, isolated and discriminated against in our community.

Jung Chang’s Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China reached number one in over a dozen countries, won the NCR Book Award UK (1992), the UK Writers’ Guild Best Non-Fiction (1992), Book of the Year UK (1993) and has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide. The book is still banned in the People’s Republic of China.

We acknowledge and thank our Premier and Corporate Partners whose support made this event the success it was.

Premier Partners: Catholic Super, Datacom, HWL Ebsworth and Maxxia.

Corporate Partners: Aspire, Commonwealth Bank, Perpetual, Seniors Own Real Estate and WorldWide Printing Cannington.