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Heaven cracks, earth shakes : the Tangshan Earthquake and the death of Mao's China

Author: James Palmer
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Heaven cracks, earth shakes, acclaimed historian James Palmer tells the story of 1976, the most tumultuous year in modern Chinese history. The year began with the death of the popular Premier Zhou Enlai, whose passing was widely mourned by the masses-- but this public grief quickly turned to anger when the Gang of Four stifled attempts to mourn Zhou publically. When a massive earthquake struck Tangshan a few  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Palmer
ISBN: 9780465014781 046501478X 9780465023493 0465023495
OCLC Number: 657595551
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (History (World)) 2012
Description: ix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Who will protect us now? --
Living in coal country --
Tomb-Sweeping Day --
Four hundred Hiroshimas --
Everybody saved me --
You die, I live --
Aftershocks.
Responsibility: James Palmer.

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When an earthquake of historic magnitude leveled the industrial city of Tangshan in 1976, killing more than a half-million people, China was already gripped by widespread social unrest. An acclaimed  Read more...

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