Tombstone by Yang Jisheng audiobook

Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962

By Yang Jisheng
Read by Nancy Wu

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200179985

  • ISBN: 9798200179978

  • ISBN: 9798200179992

Runtime: 22.88 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The much-anticipated definitive account of China's Great Famine

An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China's Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early '60s. One of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically referred to as "the three years of natural disaster."

As a journalist with privileged access to official and unofficial sources, Yang Jisheng spent twenty years piecing together the events that led to mass nationwide starvation, including the death of his own father. Finding no natural causes, Yang attributes responsibility for the deaths to China's totalitarian system and the refusal of officials at every level to value human life over ideology and self-interest.

Tombstone is a testament to inhumanity and occasional heroism that pits collective memory against the historical amnesia imposed by those in power.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 22.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English