SITES OF HORROR: MAO'S GREAT FAMINE [with Response]

@article{Wemheuer2011SITESOH,
  title={SITES OF HORROR: MAO'S GREAT FAMINE [with Response]},
  author={Felix Wemheuer and Frank Dik{\"o}tter},
  journal={The China Journal},
  year={2011},
  pages={155 - 164}
}
Mao 's Great Famine: The History of China 's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962, by Frank Dikotter. London: Bloomsbury, 2010. xvi + 420 pp. £25.00 (hardcover). For many elderly peasants living in Central China and Sichuan Province, the famine of the Great Leap Forward (1958-61) was the most devastating experience in their lifetime. The greatest famine in Chinese history caused between 15 and 45 million deaths.1 In recent years, several important books written by Chinese scholars have been… 
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Hard facts and half-truths: The new archival history of China’s Great Famine
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