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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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.