Hard facts and half-truths: The new archival history of China’s Great Famine

  title={Hard facts and half-truths: The new archival history of China’s Great Famine},
  author={Anthony Garnaut},
  journal={China Information},
  pages={223 - 246}
  • A. Garnaut
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • History
  • China Information
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