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The Resource Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr

Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr

Label
Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village
Title
Catastrophe and contention in rural China
Title remainder
Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village
Statement of responsibility
Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book documents how China's rural people remember the great famine of Maoist rule, which proved to be the worst famine in modern world history. Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr., sheds new light on how China's socialist rulers drove rural dwellers to hunger and starvation, on how powerless villagers formed resistance to the corruption and coercion of collectivization, and on how their hidden and contentious acts - both individual and concerted - allowed them to survive and escape the predatory grip of leaders and networks in the thrall of Mao's authoritarian plan for a full-throttle realization of communism - a plan that engendered an unprecedented disaster for rural families."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thaxton, Ralph
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC428.D34
LC item number
T43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in contentious politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Famines
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Peasant uprisings
  • Communism
  • Communism
  • Economic history
  • Famines
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Peasant uprisings
  • Hungersnot
  • Hungersnot
  • Dafo Cun (Henan Sheng, China)
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Republican Era and the emergence of communist leadership during the anti-Japanese war of resistance -- The ascent of the vigilante militia : the violent antecedents of Mao's war communism -- The onset of collectivization and popular dissatisfaction with Mao's "yellow bomb" road -- The mandate abandoned : the disaster of the Great Leap Forward -- Strategies of survival and their elimination in the Great Leap Forward -- The escape from famine and death -- Indignation and frustrated retaliation : the politics of disengagement -- The market comes first : the economics of disengagement and the origins of reform -- Persistent memories and long-delayed retaliation in the reform era
Control code
180190763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 383 pages
Isbn
9780521722308
Lccn
2007043011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)180190763
Label
Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Republican Era and the emergence of communist leadership during the anti-Japanese war of resistance -- The ascent of the vigilante militia : the violent antecedents of Mao's war communism -- The onset of collectivization and popular dissatisfaction with Mao's "yellow bomb" road -- The mandate abandoned : the disaster of the Great Leap Forward -- Strategies of survival and their elimination in the Great Leap Forward -- The escape from famine and death -- Indignation and frustrated retaliation : the politics of disengagement -- The market comes first : the economics of disengagement and the origins of reform -- Persistent memories and long-delayed retaliation in the reform era
Control code
180190763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 383 pages
Isbn
9780521722308
Lccn
2007043011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)180190763

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