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Mao's great famine : the history of China's most devastating catastrophe, 1958-1962

Author: Frank Dikötter
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011 ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake Britain in less than fifteen years. The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikotter's astonishing, riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Dikötter
ISBN: 9780802777683 0802777686 1408812193 9781408812198
OCLC Number: 883149688
Awards: Winner of BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011
Description: xxiii, 420 páginas, 8 páginas no numeradas de láminas : ilustraciones, mapa, fotografías en blanco y negro ; 25 cm
Contents: Two rivals --
The bidding starts --
Purging the ranks --
Bugle call --
Launching sputniks --
Let the shelling begin --
The people's communes --
Steel fever --
Warning signs --
Shopping spree --
Dizzy with success --
The end of truth --
Repression --
The Sino-Soviet rift --
Capitalist grain --
Finding a way out --
Agriculture --
Industry --
Trade --
Housing --
Nature --
Feasting through famine --
Wheeling and dealing --
On the sly --
'Dear Chairman Mao' --
Robbers and rebels --
Exodus --
Children --
Women --
The elderly --
Accidents --
Disease --
The gulag --
Violence --
Sites of horror --
Cannibalism --
The final tally
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Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up and overtake Britain in less than 15 years. This title  Read more...

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