Great Leap into Famine: A Review Essay

  title={Great Leap into Famine: A Review Essay},
  author={Cormac{\'O} Gr{\'a}da},
  journal={Population and Development Review},
  • CormacÓ Gráda
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Population and Development Review
  • Frank Dikotter's Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Ca tastrophe, 1958-1962 is the longest and most detailed study of the Great Leap Forward (GLF) famine to appear in English to date. Much of the story will already be familiar to Western readers from works by Roderick MacFarquhar (1983), Jasper Becker (1996), Ralph Thaxton (2008), and others, but Dikotter adds a lot that is new and valuable. For the past decade or so Chinese scholars have been publishing works based on… CONTINUE READING
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