The Resource The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-1957, Frank Dikötter, (electronic resource)

The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-1957, Frank Dikötter, (electronic resource)

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The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-1957
Title
The tragedy of liberation
Title remainder
a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-1957
Statement of responsibility
Frank Dikötter
Title variation
History of the Chinese revolution, 1945-1957
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'The Chinese Communist party refers to its victory in 1949 as a "liberation." In China the story of liberation and the revolution that followed is not one of peace, liberty, and justice. It is first and foremost a story of calculated terror and systematic violence.' So begins Frank Dikötter's stunning and revelatory chronicle of Mao Zedong's ascension and campaign to transform the Chinese into what the party called New People. Following the defeat of Chiang Kai-shek in 1949, after a bloody civil war, Mao hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City, and the world watched as the Communist revolution began to wash away the old order. Due to the secrecy surrounding the country's records, little has been known before now about the eight years that followed, preceding the massive famine and Great Leap Forward. Drawing on hundreds of previously classified documents, secret police reports, unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches, eyewitness accounts of those who survived, and more, The Tragedy of Liberation bears witness to a shocking, largely untold history. Interweaving stories of ordinary citizens with tales of the brutal politics of Mao's court, Frank Dikötter illuminates those who shaped the 'liberation' and the horrific policies they implemented in the name of progress. People of all walks of life were caught up in the tragedy that unfolded, and whether or not they supported the revolution, all of them were asked to write confessions, denounce their friends, and answer queries about their political reliability. One victim of thought reform called it a 'carefully cultivated Auschwitz of the mind.' Told with great narrative sweep, The Tragedy of Liberation is a powerful and important document giving voice at last to the millions who were lost, and casting new light on the foundations of one of the most powerful regimes of the twenty-first century"--
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Dikötter, Frank
Dewey number
951.05
Index
index present
LC call number
DS777.54
LC item number
.D55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • China
  • China
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The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-1957, Frank Dikötter, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=19B3E1CC-0E4B-45FF-9981-478186577033
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Electronic book
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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ocn859245933
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620403488
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
19B3E1CC-0E4B-45FF-9981-478186577033
System control number
(OCoLC)859245933
Label
The tragedy of liberation : a history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-1957, Frank Dikötter, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=19B3E1CC-0E4B-45FF-9981-478186577033
Publication
Note
Electronic book
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
Control code
ocn859245933
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620403488
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
19B3E1CC-0E4B-45FF-9981-478186577033
System control number
(OCoLC)859245933

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