Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Sep 6, 2010 - History - 420 pages
This title provides an unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China.
 

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User Review  - vguy - LibraryThing

Perhaps not a bad book, but poorly read in my audio edition. Russian and German dictatorships seem mohave been more dramatic, more colourful, better stories. Perhaps that is me trivialising things ... Read full review

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

The Great Famine in China during the Great Leap Forward was one of the greatest man-made natural disasters in all history, with countless millions dying by official negligence and starvation. Frank ... Read full review

Contents

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xi
II
1
III
3
IV
10
V
15
VI
25
VII
34
VIII
43
XVI
100
XVII
104
XVIII
108
XIX
116
XX
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XXI
127
XXII
145
XXIII
155

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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
189
XXVII
191
XXVIII
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Frank Dikotter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Professor of the Modern History of China on leave from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has pioneered the use of archival sources and published nine books that have changed the way historians view modern China, from the classic The Discourse of Race in Modern China (1992) to his last book entitled China Before Mao: The Age of Openness (2007). Frank Dikötter is married and lives in Hong Kong.

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