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Mao's great famine : the history of China's most devastating catastrophe, 1958-1962 / Frank Dikötter.

Dikötter, Frank, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781408886366
  • ISBN: 1408886367
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
  • Edition: Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: 2010.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-404) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Two rivals -- The bidding starts -- Purging the ranks -- Bugle call -- Launching sputniks -- Let the shelling begin -- The people's communes -- Steel fever -- Warning signs -- Shopping spree -- Dizzy with success -- The end of truth -- Repression -- The Sino-Soviet rift -- Capitalist grain -- Finding a way out -- Agriculture -- Industry -- Trade -- Housing -- Nature -- Feasting through famine -- Wheeling and dealing -- On the sly -- 'Dear Chairman Mao' -- Robbers and rebels -- Exodus -- Children -- Women -- The elderly -- Accidents -- Disease -- The gulag -- Violence -- Sites of horror -- Cannibalism -- The final tally.
Summary, etc.:
This title provides an unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Leap Forward that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China.
Subject: Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976.
Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976.
Famines > China.
Food supply > China.
Mass casualties > Political aspects > China > History > 20th century.
China > Economic policy > 1949-1976.
China > History > 1949-1976.
China > Social conditions > 1949-1976.
China > Politics and government > 1949-1976.
Economic policy.
Famines.
Food supply.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
China.
HISTORY / Asia / China.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism.
Genre: History.