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

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

Label
Mao's great famine : the history of China's most devastating catastrophe, 1958-1962
Title
Mao's great famine
Title remainder
the history of China's most devastating catastrophe, 1958-1962
Statement of responsibility
Frank Dikötter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Describes China's catastrophic Great Leap Forward under the rule of Mao Zedong during which forty-five million people were worked, starved, or beaten to death in the name of advancing their country and the Communist Party
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951.05/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC430.F3
LC item number
D55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mao's great famine : the history of China's most devastating catastrophe, 1958-1962, Frank Dikötter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
sky213421469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 420 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802777683
Lccn
2010013141
Other control number
9780802777683
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Mao's great famine : the history of China's most devastating catastrophe, 1958-1962, Frank Dikötter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
sky213421469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxi, 420 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802777683
Lccn
2010013141
Other control number
9780802777683
Other physical details
ill., map

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