TOMBSTONE: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962

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The harrowing account of China's Great Famine.When he was a young boy in the countryside, writes Yang Jisheng, a classmate insisted that Chairman Mao "has been enthroned"—that is, following an old pattern in Chinese history, had overthrown the old emperor to become the new one. Mao Zedong wasn't exactly an emperor—he complained bitterly about being lied to, something the first emperor in China ... Read full review

Review: Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 19581962

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The muchanticipated definitive account of China's Great Famine An estimated 36 million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China's Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early '60s. One of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically referred to as “the three years of natural disaster.” As a journalist ... Read full review

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