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Famine


Famine
  • Author : Cormac Ó Gráda
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 0691122377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History.

Mao s Great Famine


Mao s Great Famine
  • Author : Frank Dikötter
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2010-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780802779281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China. "Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented because access to Communist Party archives has long been restricted to all but the most trusted historians. A new archive law has opened up thousands of central and provincial documents that "fundamentally change the way one can study the Maoist era." Dikötter makes clear, as nobody has before, that far from being the program that would lift the country among the world's superpowers and prove the power of Communism, as Mao imagined, the Great Leap Forward transformed the country in the other direction. It became the site not only of "one of the most deadly mass killings of human history,"--at least 45 million people were worked, starved, or beaten to death--but also of "the greatest demolition of real estate in human history," as up to one-third of all housing was turned into rubble). The experiment was a catastrophe for the natural world as well, as the land was savaged in the maniacal pursuit of steel and other industrial accomplishments. In a powerful mesghing of exhaustive research in Chinese archives and narrative drive, Dikötter for the first time links up what happened in the corridors of power-the vicious backstabbing and bullying tactics that took place among party leaders-with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. His magisterial account recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.

Pestilence The Four Horsemen Book 1


Pestilence  The Four Horsemen Book  1
  • Author : Laura Thalassa
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021-06-04
  • ISBN : 1942662238
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fans of Sarah J. Maas will love this story about when one of the four horseman comes to spread the plague, a young woman risks her life to save her town from him, only to fall in love with him.

Contemporary Famine Analysis


Contemporary Famine Analysis
  • Author : Olivier Rubin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-12-11
  • ISBN : 9783319273068
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Brief provides some answers as to why famines continue to torment humankind here in the 21st century despite all our progress in food production, logistics, information dissemination and relief work. Contemporary famines are inherently political, and so the interesting question is not how famines can be prevented, but why they are allowed to develop in the first place; only by understanding the latter, is there hope to eradicate major famines. The Brief assesses the various analytical approaches to the understanding of famine, from the classical approaches inspired by Thomas Malthus to the newer economic approaches based on Amartya Sen. While all approaches contribute with important insights on famine dynamics, they also struggle to capture the political dimension of contemporary famines. The Brief develops a political approach capable of addressing this important but messy political dimension of contemporary famines. The approach builds on principles of humanitarian accountability (the moral responsibility to alleviate suffering from famine) as well as political accountability (the interests and power relations involved in famine outcomes).

Poverty and Famines


Poverty and Famines
  • Author : Amartya Sen
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 1983-01-20
  • ISBN : 9780191037436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.