Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962. An oral history. (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962. An oral history.

Author: Xun.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
In 1958, China's revered leader Mao Zedong instituted a programme designed to transform his giant nation into a Communist utopia. Called the Great Leap Forward, Mao's grand scheme - like so many other utopian dreams of the 20th century - proved a monumental disaster, resulting in the mass destruction of China's agriculture, industry and trade, while leaving large portions of the countryside forever scarred by  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xun.
ISBN: 9780300184044 0300184042
OCLC Number: 844731551
Description: 288 pages
Responsibility: Zhou Xun.

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A powerful account of China's Great Famine as told through the voices of those who survived it  Read more...

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