Telling the Truth: China’s Great Leap Forward, Household Registration and the Famine Death Tally

Authors: Yang, Songlin

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  • Problematizes dominant narratives and discourse
  • Provides new quantitative data about the GLF famine
  • Explores the uses and misuses of statistics
  • Offers refreshing qualitative historical and sociological evidence and analysis
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This book discusses what is often called the “Great Leap Famine”, which occurred in China during the years from 1959 to 1961. Scholarly consensus suggests that 30 million Chinese perished. Yang Songlin’s book provides an evidence-based, systematic and substantial rebuff, concluding that a much smaller number of deaths can be verified. This book is of interest to scholars of China and Chinese development and politics, economists, and demographers.

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Yang Songlin has worked as a senior researcher at the Provincial Development Research Center of Henan and the Institute of Chinese Economic Systemic Reform in Beijing. His focus of research is on political economy and social history. He has published many papers, and his books include An Economic History of Henan (Kaifeng: Henan People’s Publisher, 1988), West China: New Direction of Development and Reform (Beijing: Current Affairs Press, 1988); Economic Development at the County Level (Kaifeng: Henan People’s Publisher, 1992); Dao and Tianxia: Debates on Issues concerning Contemporary World (Hong Kong: Dafeng Publisher, 2008); and The Truth Must be Told (Haikou: Nanhai Publishing Co., 2013).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Telling the Truth: China’s Great Leap Forward, Household Registration and the Famine Death Tally
Authors
Translated by
Xie, B.
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1661-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1661-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1660-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 277
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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