Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village

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Full title: Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village / Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr.
Main author: Thaxton, Ralph, 1944-
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Table of Contents:
  • The republican era and the emergence of communist leadership during the anti-Japanese war of resistance
  • The ascent of the vigilante militia : the violent antecedents of Mao's war communism
  • The onset of collectivization and popular dissatisfaction with Mao's "yellow bomb" road
  • The mandate abandoned : the disaster of the Great Leap Forward
  • Strategies of survival and their elimination in the great leap forward
  • The escape from famine and death
  • Indignation and frustrated retaliation : the politics of disengagement
  • The market comes first : the economics of disengagement and the origins of reform
  • Persistent memories and long-delayed retaliation in the reform era.