The Resource The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57, Frank Dikötter

The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57, Frank Dikötter

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The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57
Title
The tragedy of liberation
Title remainder
a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57
Statement of responsibility
Frank Dikötter
Title variation
History of the Chinese revolution, 1945-1957
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After a bloody civil war that followed the Second World War, Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City in 1949. Instead of liberating the country, the communists transformed China into one of the worst tyrannies of the twentieth century, sending at least 5 million civilians to an early grave and bringing misery to countless more. Frank Dikötter takes readers through an epic of revolution, drawing on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs to interweave the stories of ordinary men and women with the brutal politics of Mao's court. People of all walks of life were asked to write confessions, denounce their friends and answer queries about their political reliability, whether or not they supported the revolution. ..."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
951.055
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57, Frank Dikötter
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The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57, Frank Dikötter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Conquest (1945-49): Siege; War -- Part Two. Takeover (1949-52): Liberation; The Hurricane; The Great Terror; The Bamboo Curtain; War Again -- Part Three. Regimentation (1952-56): The Purge; Thought Reform; The Road to Serfdom; High Tide; The Gulag -- Part Four. Backlash (1956-57): Behind the Scenes; Poisonous Weeds
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ocn830369447
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
xix, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408837573
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408837573
  • (OCoLC)830369447

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