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The Cultural Revolution

A People's History, 1962–1976

by Frank Dikotter

Hardcover, 396 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $32 |


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Drawing on hundreds of previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches, the author sheds new light on China's most tumultuous era, during which the country descended into violent purges and entrenched fear. By the author of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize-winning Mao's Great Famine.

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Newly Released Documents Detail Traumas Of China's Cultural Revolution

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