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  1. News - China - HISTORY

    Mao Zedong set official quota for killing, says historian Frank Dikotter

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Mao set 'official quota for killing' During his campaign of terror to eliminate real or imagined opponents of his regime, Mao Zedong set an official ... farmers. Some victims were buried alive, or tied up and dismembered. Even some children were killed as "little landlords". Dikotter said Mao wanted people to denounce each other "so ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Tragedy of Liberation, by Frank Dikotter

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... was used against the bad classes. During the period of land reform from 1947 to 1952, about 1.5 million to two million people were killed. Mao Zedong insisted villagers themselves carry out ... five million. The book is the second volume of a trilogy by Frank Dikotter, chair professor of humanities at the University of Hong Kong. The first was 2010's Mao's Great Famine ...

  3. News - China - HISTORY

    China's Korean war veterans still waiting for answers, 60 years on

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... fighting the US because the war helped China win respect in the international world," said veteran Zhang Zhuan , 86. Similarly, questions remain about exactly why Mao Zedong decided to enter the war. East China Normal University history professor Shen Zhihua said Mao certainly wanted to help North Korean leader Kim Il-sung "liberate the South", but also wanted to win ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    'China's war with Japan 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival' by Rana Mitter

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... of social justice was, at the very least, openly left-wing. Many Western observers of Mao Zedong's refuge at Yanan, Shaanxi, chose to report a version of events that they genuinely wished ...

  5. News - China - HISTORY

    'Enemy of the people' historian Song Yongyi gives as good as he gets

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... then a passionate follower of Mao Zedong , doubt everything he had fervently believed in. Placed in solitary confinement, he read nothing but the works of Mao, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - the only ... people mature - I became an opponent of Mao through my time in jail," Song said. "Those should have been the best years of my life," he said in Hong Kong last month after giving ...

  6. News - China - HISTORY

    Cultural Revolution museum draws foreigners from Brazil, America

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by SALLY WANG

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Mao-era museum attracts foreigners A museum in Guangdong that commemorates the victims of the Cultural Revolution has been drawing visitors from as far away as Brazil and America. Many of the foreigners are descendants of the millions of Chinese who died during one of the most destructive periods in China's history. The Cultural Revolution Museum, ...



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