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Defend Mao’s Policy – Letters from China

From Letters from China: Much popular literature about China, such as Jung Chang‘s recent biography of Mao, makes it seem as though China did little after the communist revolution in 1949 but lurch from one disaster to another. In fact, China’s national income under a planned economy grew fivefold between 1952 and 1978. Though wages […]

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The Premature Ending of The Unknown Mao – EastSouthWestNorth

From the EastSouthWestNorth blog (link): The Chinese-language edition of “Mao: The Unknown Story” by Chinese writer Jung Chang and her husband was originally scheduled to be released in May. Recently, the news came out that the project has been aborted. The chairman of Yuanliou Publishing Company Wang Jung-Wen announced that he has abandoned the effort […]

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I’m So Ronery – Geremie R. Barm√©

The following was first published in The China Journal, No. 55, January 2006. An excerpt from this article also appeared in the CDT Bookshelf. Thanks to Mr. Barm√© for allowing CDT to republish it in its entirety here. I’M SO RONERY Geremie R. Barm√© He’s Back With the accession of Hu Jintao to the dual […]

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Noted Political Thinker on Chairman Mao – Danwei

From Danwei (link): Last year’s publication of a controversial biography by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday and a proposal at this year’s NPC that he be removed from China’s currency have suggested that Mao Zedong may be falling out of favor with some. Whether being accused of atrocities during his tenure as China’s leader or […]

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Storm rages over bestselling book on monster Mao – Jonathan Fen

From The Guardian Unlimited It wasa summer publishing sensation, an 814-page biography of a man the authors depict as the worst mass murderer of the 20th century, with 111 pages of notes and bibliography.Mao: The Unknown Story, by Jung Chang, celebrated author of the world bestseller, Wild Swans, and her husband, historian Jon Halliday, was […]

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‘Mao’: The Real Mao – Nicholas D. Kristof

From the New York Times: If Chairman Mao had been truly prescient, he would have located a little girl in Sichuan Province named Jung Chang and “mie jiuzu”- killed her and wiped out all her relatives to the ninth degree. But instead that girl grew up, moved to Britain and has now written a biography […]

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China’s Monster, Second to None – Michiko Kakutani

From the New York Times: In their new book, “Mao: The Unknown Story,” Jung Chang and Jon Halliday make an impassioned case for Mao as the most monstrous tyrant ever. They argue that he was responsible for “well over 70 million deaths in peacetime, more than any other 20th-century leader,” and they argue that “he […]

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Mao: the ugly reality behind an icon – Marjorie Kehe

From It is hard to single out the most chilling aspect of Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Changand Jon Halliday. To dive into this hefty new biography of China’s “great Helmsman” is to feel alternately shocked, angry, and, finally, just plain sick at heart. But the level of detail offered by this exhaustively […]

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A swan’s little book of ire – Hamish McDonald

From the Sydney Morning Herald: A tiny widow aged 85 living in two rooms, an electric rice-cooker her only modern appliance, may be a crucial witness to a dispute involving Jung Chang, the wealthy Chinese author of the worldwide bestseller Wild Swans. The dispute is one of many being picked up by some of the […]

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