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Forgotten Voices of Mao's Great Famine, 1958-1962

An Oral History


Συγγραφέας: Zhou Xun
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300184044
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 288
Διαστάσεις: 22x3x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Forgotten Voices of Mao's Great Famine, 1958-1962"

A powerful account of China's Great Famine as told through the voices of those who survived it In 1958, China's revered leader Mao Zedong instituted a program 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 man-made environmental disasters. The resulting three-year famine claimed the lives of more than 45 million people in China. In this remarkable oral history of modern China's greatest tragedy, survivors of the cataclysm share their memories of the devastation and loss. The range of voices is wide: city dwellers and peasants, scholars and factory workers, parents who lost children and children who were orphaned in the catastrophe all speak out. Powerful and deeply moving, this unique remembrance of an unnecessary and unhindered catastrophe illuminates a dark recent history that remains officially unacknowledged to this day by the Chinese government and opens a window on a society still feeling the impact of the terrible Great Famine.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Zhou Xun
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780300184044
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 03/01/2014
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 288
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 488 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x3x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 1 b-w illus.

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