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              Books by Frank Dikotter

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              Dictators: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century
               

              Dictators: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

              By Dikotter, Frank

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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              'Brilliant' NEW STATESMAN, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'Enlightening and a good read' SPECTATOR 'Moving and perceptive' NEW STATESMAN Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence al...one. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his own people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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              ISBN 9781526626998
              Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Age of Openness: China Before Mao
                

              The Age of Openness: China Before Mao (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dikotter, Frank

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              The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history. This book argues that from 1900 to 1949, all levels of Chinese society were seeking engagement with the rest of the world.

              ISBN 9780520258815
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2008
              Publisher University of California Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Sex, Culture and Society in Modern China: Medical Science and the Construction of Racial Identities in the Early Republican Period
               

              Sex, Culture and Society in Modern China: Medical Science and the Construction of Racial Identities in the Early Republican Period (Hardback)

              By Dikotter, Frank

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              Combining the history of science and cultural history, this is a study of the reconceptualization of human sexuality and reproduction in China. It focuses on the period between 1894 and 1949, an era of transition marked by the gradual introduction of new thought systems from the ...West.
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              ISBN 9781850651666
              Released NZ 18 Mar 1995
              Publisher C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China
               

              Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dikotter, Frank; Xun, Zhou; Laamann, Lars Peter

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              Explains how as a result of British efforts to eradicate opium, the Chinese turned from the relatively benign use of that drug to heroin, morphine, cocaine, and countless other psychoactive substances

              ISBN 9781849044721
              Released NZ 5 May 2016
              Publisher C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Age of Openness - China before Mao

              The Age of Openness - China before Mao (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dikotter, Frank

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              The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history. This book shows instead that the first half of the twentieth century witnessed a qualitatively unprecedented trend towards openness.

              ISBN 9789622099203
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2008
              Publisher Hong Kong University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Understanding China - New Viewpoints on History and Culture
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              The Discourse of Race in Modern China
               

              The Discourse of Race in Modern China (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Dikotter, Frank

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              This fully revised edition shows how and why notions of 'race' became so widespread in China, now updated to include the continuation of this trend into the twenty-first century.

              ISBN 9781849044882
              Released NZ 17 Aug 2015
              Publisher C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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