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Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962 : an oral history, Xun Zhou

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Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962 : an oral history
Title
Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962
Title remainder
an oral history
Statement of responsibility
Xun Zhou
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "A comprehensive history of the Great Famine of 1958-61, in the words of the survivors, based on hundreds of hours of interviews across China"--
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1968-
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Zhou, Xun
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC430.F3
LC item number
Z467 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Famines
  • Food supply
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Famines
  • Food supply
  • Population
  • China
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Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962 : an oral history, Xun Zhou
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tragedy of collectivization -- Endless campaigns and political pressures -- Unnatural disasters -- Starvation and death -- Orphans of the famine -- Famine in the cities -- Surviving the famine -- Memories of the famine
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300199246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt5q8n1x
  • BB4019A0-1561-4FF8-A82E-C2A921CF6AA1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862746245
  • (OCoLC)ocn862746245
Label
Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962 : an oral history, Xun Zhou
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tragedy of collectivization -- Endless campaigns and political pressures -- Unnatural disasters -- Starvation and death -- Orphans of the famine -- Famine in the cities -- Surviving the famine -- Memories of the famine
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300199246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt5q8n1x
  • BB4019A0-1561-4FF8-A82E-C2A921CF6AA1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862746245
  • (OCoLC)ocn862746245

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