Book Discussion on Mao's Great Famine

Frank Dikotter takes a new look at Mao’s Great Leap Forward (1958-62), using the recently opened Communist Party… read more

Frank Dikotter takes a new look at Mao’s Great Leap Forward (1958-62), using the recently opened Communist Party archives. Professor Dikotter says that between those years, at least 45 million Chinese were killed and the experiment was a colossal failure. He spoke at the Asia Society in New York City. He read from his book and then was interviewed by Susan Jakes. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Frank Dikötter Chair University of Hong Kong->School of Humanities
  • Susan Jakes Senior Fellow Asia Society->Center on US-China Relations

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Book Discussion on Mao's Great Famine

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 9, 2011
Last Aired:
Mar 6, 2011

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  • Jan 09, 2011 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 2011 | 10:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 05, 2011 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 06, 2011 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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