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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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              The second installment in 'The People's Trilogy', the groundbreaking series from Samuel Johnson Prize-winning author Frank Dik.tter

              ISBN 9781408886359
              Released NZ 1 May 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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

              • RRP: $37.39
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              An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011

              ISBN 9781408886366
              Released NZ 1 May 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976

              The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976 (Paperback)

              By Dikoetter, Frank

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              Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great Famine. After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives between 1958 ...and 1962, an ageing Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to purge the country of bourgeois, capitalist elements he claimed were threatening genuine communist ideology. But the Chairman also used the Cultural Revolution to turn on his colleagues, some of them longstanding comrades-in-arms, subjecting them to public humiliation, imprisonment and torture. Young students formed Red Guards, vowing to defend the Chairman to the death, but soon rival factions started fighting each other in the streets with semi-automatic weapons in the name of revolutionary purity. As the country descended into chaos, the military intervened, turning China into a garrison state marked by bloody purges that crushed as many as one in fifty people. When the army itself fell victim to the Cultural Revolution, ordinary people used the political chaos to resurrect the marked and hollow out the party's ideology. In short, they buried Maoism. In-depth interviews and archival research at last give voice to the people and the complex choices they faced, undermining the picture of conformity that is often understood to have characterised the last years of Mao's regime. By demonstrating that decollectivisation from below was an unintended consequence of a decade of violent purges and entrenched fear, Frank Dikotter casts China's most tumultuous era in a wholly new light. Written with unprecedented access to previously classified party documents from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches, this third chapter in Frank Dikotter's extraordinarily lucid and ground-breaking 'Pe
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              ISBN 9781408856529
              Released NZ 29 Mar 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Crime, Punishment, and the Prison in Modern China

              Crime, Punishment, and the Prison in Modern China (Hardback)

              By Dikoetter, Frank

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              This book is a richly textured social and cultural study exploring the profound effects and lasting repercussions of superimposing Western-derived models of repentance and rehabilitation on traditional categories of crime and punishment.

              ISBN 9780231125086
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2002
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Imperfect Conceptions: Medical Knowledge, Birth Defects, and Eugenics in China

              Imperfect Conceptions: Medical Knowledge, Birth Defects, and Eugenics in China (Hardback)

              By Dikoetter, Frank

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              In 1995 the People's Republic of China passed a controversial Eugenics Law, which, after a torrent of international criticism, was euphemistically renamed the Maternal and Infant Health Law. This book explores the history and modern manifestations of China's alarming eugenics pro...gram.
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              ISBN 9780231113700
              Released NZ 15 Nov 1998
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The Cultural Revolution Lib/E: A People's History, 1962-1976
                

              The Cultural Revolution Lib/E: A People's History, 1962-1976 (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Dikoetter, Frank; Read by Costanzo, Paul

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              After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958-1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolu...tion was to purge the country of bourgeois, capitalistic elements he claimed were threatening genuine communist ideology. Young students formed the Red Guards, vowing to defend the Chairman to the death, but soon rival factions started fighting each other in the streets with semiautomatic weapons in the name of revolutionary purity. As the country descended into chaos, the military intervened, turning China into a garrison state marked by bloody purges that crushed as many as one in fifty people. The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976 draws for the first time on hundreds of previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches. Frank Dikoetter uses this wealth of material to undermine the picture of complete conformity that is often supposed to have characterized the last years of the Mao era.
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              ISBN 9781665290098
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Cultures of Confinement: A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
               

              Cultures of Confinement: A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America (Hardback)

              Edited by Dikoetter, Frank; Brown, Ian

              • RRP: $142.00
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              Prisons are on the increase from the United States to China, as ever-larger proportions of humanity find themselves behind bars. While prisons now span the world, we know little about their history in global perspective. Rather than interpreting the...

              ISBN 9780801446306
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2007
              Publisher Cornell University Press
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              The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976
                

              The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976 (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Dikoetter, Frank; Read by Costanzo, Paul

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              After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958-1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolu...tion was to purge the country of bourgeois, capitalistic elements he claimed were threatening genuine communist ideology. Young students formed the Red Guards, vowing to defend the Chairman to the death, but soon rival factions started fighting each other in the streets with semiautomatic weapons in the name of revolutionary purity. As the country descended into chaos, the military intervened, turning China into a garrison state marked by bloody purges that crushed as many as one in fifty people. The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976 draws for the first time on hundreds of previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches. Frank Dikoetter uses this wealth of material to undermine the picture of complete conformity that is often supposed to have characterized the last years of the Mao era.
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              ISBN 9781665290111
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
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              The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976
                

              The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976 (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Dikoetter, Frank; Read by Costanzo, Paul

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              After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958-1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolu...tion was to purge the country of bourgeois, capitalistic elements he claimed were threatening genuine communist ideology. Young students formed the Red Guards, vowing to defend the Chairman to the death, but soon rival factions started fighting each other in the streets with semiautomatic weapons in the name of revolutionary purity. As the country descended into chaos, the military intervened, turning China into a garrison state marked by bloody purges that crushed as many as one in fifty people. The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976 draws for the first time on hundreds of previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches. Frank Dikoetter uses this wealth of material to undermine the picture of complete conformity that is often supposed to have characterized the last years of the Mao era.
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              ISBN 9781665290104
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
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