Paperback The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57 / Frank Dikötter.
Publication year: 2014
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408837603 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2013.
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 Dikötter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court.
xxi, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm