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Hungry ghosts : Mao's secret famine

Author: Jasper Becker
Publisher: New York : The Free Press, ©1996.
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In the tradition of John Hersey's Hiroshima, journalist Jasper Becker's penetrating account of China's four-year famine uncovers the truth behind one of the darkest chapters in history. Hungry Ghosts is the horrific story of the state-sponsored terror, cannibalism, torture, and murder during Mao Zedong's "Great Leap Forward," an attempt at utopian engineering gone wrong. This is the unforgettable story of the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becker, Jasper.
Hungry ghosts.
New York : The Free Press, c1996
(OCoLC)647597229
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Becker
ISBN: 068483457X 9780684834573
OCLC Number: 35103532
Description: xiii, 352 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Year Zero --
1. China: Land of Famine --
2. Arise, Ye Prisoners of Starvation --
3. The Soviet Famine --
4. The First Collectivization, 1949-1958 --
5. False Science, False Promises --
6. Mao Ignores the Famine --
7. An Overview of the Famine --
8. Henan: A Catastrophe of Lies --
9. Anhui: Let's Talk about Fengyang --
10. The Other Provinces --
11. The Panchen Lama's Letter --
12. In the Prison Camps --
13. The Anatomy of Hunger --
14. Cannibalism --
15. Life in the Cities --
16. Liu Shaoqi Saves the Peasants --
17. Mao's Failure and His Legacy --
18. How Many Died? --
19. How to Record the Annals of a Place? --
20. The Western Failure.
Responsibility: Jasper Becker.

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Combining years of interviews, extensive research, and painstaking detective work, a journalist exposes the horrible result of Mao Zedong's attempted utopian engineering in China between 1958 and  Read more...

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