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    DescriptionWinner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It lead to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.


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    Title
    Mao's Great Famine
    Subtitle
    The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Dikotter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 316 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408810033
    ISBN 10: 1408810034
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPK
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BIC subject category V2: JFFC1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000, SOC055000, HIS037070
    DC22: 951.056
    BISAC V2.8: SOC040000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC, 3JJPK, 3JJPG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    03 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Frank Dikotter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Professor of the Modern History of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a key proponent of studying the history of China in global perspective, and has published a series of innovative books, from his classic The Discourse of Race in Modern China (Univ. Stanford Press 1992) to the controversial Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China (Univ. Chicago Press 2004). He lives in Hong Kong.
    Review quote
    'A masterpiece of historical investigation into one of the world's greatest crimes' New Statesman 'It is hard to exaggerate the achievement of this book in proving that Mao caused the famine ... only thanks to brilliant scholarship such as this will the heirs of the vanished millions finally learn what happened to their ancestors' Sunday Times 'The most authoritative and comprehensive study of the biggest and most lethal famine in history. A must-read' Jung Chang 'Gripping ... Prof Dikotter's painstaking analysis of the archives shows Mao's regime resulted in the greatest "man-made famine" the world has ever seen' Daily Express