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Tombstone : the great Chinese famine, 1958-1962

Uniform Title
Mu bei. English
Title
Tombstone : the great Chinese famine, 1958-1962 / Yang Jisheng ; translated from the Chinese by Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian ; edited by Edward Friedman, Guo Jian, and Stacy Mosher ; introduction by Edward Friedman and Roderick MacFarquhar.
Edition
1st American ed.
Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Description
xxvi, 629 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents
Introduction / by Edward Friedman and Roderick MacFarquhar
Translators' note
A chronology of the great famine
An everlasting tombstone
The epicenter of the disaster
The three red banners : source of the famine
Hard times in Gansu
The people's commune : foundation of the totalitarian system
The communal kitchens
Hungry ghosts in heaven's pantry
The ravages of the five winds
Anxious in Anhui
The food crisis
Turnaround in Lushan
China's population loss in the great leap forward
The official response to the crisis
Social stability during the great famine
The systemic causes of the great famine
The great famine's impact on Chinese politics
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
Summary
An account of the famine that killed roughly thirty-six million Chinese during the Great Leap Forward examines how the communist ideologies and collectivization campaigns perpetuated by the country's leaders caused the catastrophe.
Notes
Edited and condensced at time of translation. Original Chinese version published as Mu bei in 2008.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language
English
LCCN
2011052459
ISBN
9780374277932 (hbk.)
0374277931 (hbk.)
Format
Book Book
Acquired On
April 12, 2013
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