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

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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
Zhou Xun
Creator
Subject
Genre
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"--
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1968-
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Zhou, Xun
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Famines
  • Food supply
  • China
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Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962 : an oral history, Zhou Xun
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10800446
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300199246
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
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maps
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Forgotten voices of Mao's great famine, 1958-1962 : an oral history, Zhou Xun
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10800446
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300199246
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote

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