The Fatal Politics of the PRC's Great Leap Famine: the preface to Tombstone

  title={The Fatal Politics of the PRC's Great Leap Famine: the preface to Tombstone},
  author={Yang Jisheng},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  pages={755 - 776}
  • Y. Jisheng
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary China
What follows is the Preface to Tombstone (), Yang Jisheng's two-volume investigative study of China's Great Famine that claimed some 36 million lives in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The book was published in Hong Kong in 2008 and was banned on the mainland. The death toll was unprecedented and remains unmatched in Chinese or world history. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has tried to cover up the terrible reality by classifying key information as secret and placing the blame elsewhere, as… Expand
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