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Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 (Repost)

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Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 (Repost)

Yang Jisheng, Edward Friedman, Stacy Mosher, "Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962"
2012 | pages: 656 | ISBN: 0374277931 | EPUB | 3,7 mb

The much-anticipated definitive account of China€™s Great Famine  An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women and children starved to death during China€™s Great Leap Forward in the late 1950€™s and early €˜60€™s. One of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically referred to as the €œthree years of natural disaster.€ As a journalist with privileged access to official and unofficial sources, Yang Jisheng spent twenty years piecing together the events that led to mass nationwide starvation, including the death of his own father. Finding no natural causes, Yang lays the deaths at the feet of China€™s totalitarian system and the refusal of officials at every level to value human life over ideology and self-interest. Tombstone is a testament to inhumanity and occasional heroism that pits collective mem

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