Catastrophe and Contention in Rural China: Mao’s Great Leap Forward Famine and the Origins of Righteous Resistance in Da Fo Village (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics)

Author(s): Ralph A. Thaxton Jr

Date: Format: pdf Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0521897491
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This e book paperwork how China’s rural folks take into accout the nice famine of Maoist rule, which proved to be the worst famine in trendy international historical past. Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr., sheds new gentle on how China’s socialist rulers drove rural dwellers to starvation and hunger, on how powerless villagers shaped resistance to the corruption and coercion of collectivization, and on how their hidden and contentious acts, each person and concerted, allowed them to live on and break out the predatory grip of leaders and networks within the thrall of Mao’s authoritarian plan for a full-throttle realization of communism – a plan that engendered an exceptional crisis for rural households. Based on his find out about of a rural village’s recollections of the famine, Thaxton argues that those recollections endured lengthy after the occasions of the famine and formed rural resistance to the socialist state, each prior to and after the post-Mao technology of reform.
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