9780374277932

Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962

Yang Jisheng

ISBN 10: 0374277931 / 0-374-27793-1
ISBN 13: 9780374277932
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
Binding: Hardcover
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The much-anticipated definitive account of China’s Great Famine  An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China’s Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early ’60s. One of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically referred to as “the three years of natural disaster.” As a journalist with privileged access to official and unofficial sources, Yang Jisheng spent twenty years piecing together the events that led to mass nationwide starvation, including the death of his own father. Finding no natural causes, Yang attributes responsibility for the deaths to China’s totalitarian system and the refusal of officials at every level to value human life over ideology and self-interest. Tombstone is a testament to inhumanity and occasional heroism that pits collective memory against the historical amnesia imposed by those in power. Stunning in scale and arresting in its detailed account of the staggering human cost of this tragedy, Tombstone is written both as a memorial to the lives lost—an enduring tombstone in memory of the dead—and in hopeful anticipation of the final demise of the totalitarian system. Ian Johnson, writing in The New York Review of Books, called the Chinese edition of Tombstone “groundbreaking . . . One of the most important books to come out of China in recent years.” 


 

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Book Description: FSG. 1 Cloth(s), 2012. hard. Book Condition: New. An estimated 36 million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during Mao's "Great Leap Forward" in the late 1950s and early 60s. One of the greatest human tragedies of the 20th century, the famine is still poorly understood, and in China is euphemistically referred to as "the three years of natural disaster." As a journalist with privileged access to official and unofficial sources, Yang Jisheng spent 20 years piecing together the events that led to this mass starvation, including the death of his own father, and finds that officials at every level refused to value human life over ideology and self-interest. Tombstone is a testament to the inhumanity of China's totalitarian system—as well as episodes of occasional heroism—that pits collective memory against the historical amnesia imposed by those in power. "A landmark in the Chinese people's own efforts to confront their history."—NYReview of Books"A devastatingly clear account of Mao and his era. Even with such shocking stories driving the narrative, the true horror of Tombstone is that it's not sensational. It is, rather, a meticulous accumulation of evidence and fact."—Bookforum 629. Bookseller Inventory # 41687

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Book Description: Farrar, Straus Giroux Inc, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 235 x 166 mm. Brand New Book. The much-anticipated definitive account of China s Great Famine An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women and children starved to death during China s Great Leap Forward in the late 1950 s and early 60 s. One of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically referred to as the three years of natural disaster. As a journalist with privileged access to official and unofficial sources, Yang Jisheng spent twenty years piecing together the events that led to mass nationwide starvation, including the death of his own father. Finding no natural causes, Yang lays the deaths at the feet of China s totalitarian Communist system and the refusal of officials at every level to value human life over ideology and self-interest. Tombstone is a testament to inhumanity and occasional heroism that pits collective memory against the historical amnesia imposed by those in power. Stunning in scale and arresting in its detailed account of the staggering human cost of this tragedy, Tombstone is written both as a memorial to the lives lost--an enduring tombstone in memory of the dead--and in hopeful anticipation of the final demise of the totalitarian system. Ian Johnson, writing in The New York Review of Books, called the Chinese edition of Tombstone groundbreaking.The most authoritative account of the great famine.One of the most important books to come out of China in recent years. Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780374277932

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