Yang Jisheng



Pinocchio with Chinese Characteristics

In this week’s Drawing the News, online cartoonists ring the alarm bell on new Internet regulations, corrupt officials go fishing, and marionettes take on Chinese characteristics. New Internet regulations, announced by state...

A “Tombstone” for 36 Million

Journalist Yang Jisheng, deputy editor of the historical journal “Yanhuang Chunqiu,” has spent ten years researching the famine in China from 1958-62, which killed his father and 36 million others. The tragedy cannot...

Tombstone, the 1959-1961 Famine in China

In the Wall Street Journal, Michael Fathers writes a book review for Yang Jisheng’s “Tombstone”, a detailed account revealing long-concealed facts of the Great Famine during 1959-1961 under Mao’s reign:...

Finding the Facts About Mao’s Victims

On the New York Review of Books blog, Ian Johnson interviews Yang Jisheng, whose book Tombstone has been called the most thorough accounting yet of the “Great Famine” from 1958-1961: Ian Johnson: I wondered when...

When China Starved

Anne Applebaum writes in the Washington Post about a new history of the Great Leap Forward: “I call this book Tombstone,” the author, Yang Jisheng, writes in the opening paragraph. “It is a tombstone for my...




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