ISBN 9781408837580,Tragedy Of Liberation

Tragedy Of Liberation



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781408837580

ISBN-10 1408837587


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


The most authoritative and comprehensive study of the biggest and most lethal famine in history. A must-read Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans on Mao's Great Famine A masterpiece of historical investigation into one of the world's greatest crimes New Statesman A masterly book that should be read not just by anybody interested in modern Chinese history but also by anybody concerned with the way in which a simple idea propagated by an autocratic national leader can lead a country to disaster, in this case to a degree that beggars imagination Observer A gripping and masterful portrait of the brutal court of Mao, based on new research but written with great narrative verve ... Gripping Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar About the Author Frank Dikotter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong. Before moving to Asia in 2006, he was Professor of the Modern History of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has published nine books about the history of China, including Mao's Great Famine, which won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction in 2011.