Becker, Jasper. Hungry Ghosts: Mao’s Secret Famine. New York: Free Press, 1996. This study examines the famine that lasted from 1958 to 1962 and claimed an estimated thirty million lives. Becker concludes that Mao Zedong’s flawed policies were to blame.
Chai, Winberg, ed. Essential Works of Chinese Communism. Rev. ed. New York: Bantam Books, 1972. A history of Chinese communism told largely through key documents and writings, including the most important of Mao’s writings. The book is arranged in seven chronological chapters with a commentary on each. Includes an introduction....
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