Famine and its repercussion on the Chinese mainland.
Read Online

Famine and its repercussion on the Chinese mainland. by Chu-yuМ€an Cheng

  • 218 Want to read
  • ·
  • 54 Currently reading

Published by Asian People"s Anti Communist League Republic of China in [Taipei] .
Written in English



  • China.


  • Food supply -- China.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Series[Asian-Peoples" Anti-communist League. China] Pamphlets,, no. 48., Pamphlet (World Anti-Communist League. China Chapter) ;, no. 48.
LC ClassificationsHD9016.C62 C45
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p.
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5860098M
LC Control Number62027113

Download Famine and its repercussion on the Chinese mainland.


Famine as told by letters from the Chinese mainland. [Taipei] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League, Republic of China. OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. Appendix (p. ): A selection of letters from the mainland [in Chinese, each accompanied by an English.   He was denied permission to publish on the mainland, but the book came out in Hong Kong in and went into eight reprints. This translation is an adapted version of the two-volume Chinese original. Second, while the Famine was endemic in mainland China, Hong Kong, then a British colony, was spared. The Famine resulted in a large inflow of mainland Chinese into Hong Kong. Since Hong Kong Natality data include information on the birth place of the parents, we can compare mainland . The Guardian’s Tania Branigan interviews former Xinhua journalist Yang Jisheng, author of Tombstone: The Great Chinese book, researched in secret and still unpublished in mainland.

Reviewed by Clayton D. Brown Between and , an estimated thirty-six million Chinese died of starvation in what became history’s worst famine. Normally, such epic tragedies would yield a vast body of historical works, memorials, interviews, memoirs, conferences, and documentaries. Yet this epochal event is largely ignored outside of China and, more appallingly, actively [ ]. Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, –62, is a book by professor and historian Frank Dikötter about the Great Famine of – in the People's Republic of China under Mao Zedong (–).. Based on four years of research in recently opened Chinese provincial, county, and city archives, Dikötter supports an estimate of at least   B etraying friends. Trading sex for food. Devouring human flesh. All of these occurred during the famine that followed China’s Great Leap Forward (–), and all of them feature prominently in Yan Lianke’s The Four Rojas’s translation of Yan’s novel, which was originally published in in Taiwan and Hong Kong, tells the grim story of urban intellectuals . Yang Jisheng’s Tombstone, an epic account of the worst famine in history, is a legendary book in China. It is hard to find an intellectual in Beijing who has not read it, even though it remains banned and was only published in Hong Kong. Yang’s great success is using the Communist Party’s own records to document, as he puts it, “a tragedy unprecedented in world history for tens of.

  Introduction. I finished a history book, Mao’s Great Famine, which details the consequences of the Great Leap Forw a rd in the infancy of Communist China. It . Yang is convinced that Tombstone will be published on the mainland, maybe within the decade. He adds with a smile that there are probably , copies already in circulation, including pirated versions and those smuggled from Hong Kong: "There are a lot of things people overseas know first and Chinese people learn from overseas," he points.   While some books on the famine were banned on mainland China, memoirs of cadres, new biographies of party leaders, or collections of government documents could be published. In the last few years, the Great Leap Famine has become a hot topic and scholarly research has reached a broader Western audience. Famine intensity and differentially impacted those cohorts in utero dur-ing the Famine. Second, while the Famine was endemic in mainland China (affecting both urban and rural areas), Hong Kong, then a British colony, was spared. The Famine resulted in a large infl ow of mainland Chinese .