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The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957
 

The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957 (Paperback)

By Dikoetter, Frank

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In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which ...draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank Dikotter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court. A gripping account of how people from all walks of life were caught up in a tragedy that sent at least five million civilians to their deaths.
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ISBN 9781408886359
Released NZ 1 May 2017
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781408886359
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 1 May 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dikoetter, Frank
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 951.055
Weight 304g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress History, China, Politics and government, Political violence, Social change
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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