Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward. It lead to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.
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An Amazing listen
Yes, very moving and informative
The description of how people living during the famine and the causes was riveting.
Really worth at listen. Highly recomended
- Dr S Bhatt
I read this book while travelling around China...