Becker: Hungry Ghosts - China's Secret Famine

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The Great Leap Forward, Mao's attempt at a rapid industrialization of China's hinterland, resulted in famine and starvation on a nationwide scale not seen before. Becker traces the impact of the famine in the various regions, but Yunnan, where some 500.000 people perished, is barely covered.

John Murray

1996, ISBN 0719554403