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The Enduring Legacy of China′s Great Famine - NYTimes.com

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Category: China

From rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com

What happens when death and violence on an appalling scale are covered up, as they were in China’s Great Leap Forward, which ended 50 years ago this year but is still a taboo topic in China? The consequences of the famine and political violence of Mao Zedong’s push for full agricultural collectivization and breakneck industrialization live on in the psyches of Chinese people today, according to Zhou Xun, the author of a new book, “The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962.

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