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

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

By Dikoetter, Frank

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Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world... in less than fifteen years. It led to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.
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ISBN 9781408886366
Released NZ 1 May 2017
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781408886366
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 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
Social & Cultural History
Famine
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 951.056
Weight 330g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress China - History - 1949-1976, China - Politics and government - 1949-1976, Mao, Zedong, China - Economic policy - 1949-1976, China - Social conditions - 1949-1976
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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