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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank Dikotter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court. A gripping account of how people from all walks of life were caught up in a tragedy that sent at least five million civilians to their deaths
Cataloging source
EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dikötter, Frank
Dewey number
951.055
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS777.54
LC item number
.D55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mao, Zedong
  • China
  • China
  • Communism
  • Political violence
  • Social change
Target audience
adult
Label
The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57, Frank Dikötter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Conquest (1945-49). Siege -- War -- Takeover (1949-52). Liberation -- The hurricane -- The great terror -- The bamboo curtain -- War again -- Regimentation (1952-56). The purge -- Thought reform -- The road to serfdom -- High tide -- The Gulag -- Backlash (1956-57). Behind the scenes -- Poisonous weeds
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408886359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
  • 985752010
  • (OCoLC)985752010
Label
The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57, Frank Dikötter
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Conquest (1945-49). Siege -- War -- Takeover (1949-52). Liberation -- The hurricane -- The great terror -- The bamboo curtain -- War again -- Regimentation (1952-56). The purge -- Thought reform -- The road to serfdom -- High tide -- The Gulag -- Backlash (1956-57). Behind the scenes -- Poisonous weeds
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408886359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
  • 985752010
  • (OCoLC)985752010

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