Frank Dikötter

 

On his book Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962

Cover Interview of October 20, 2010

Lastly

What happened in China between 1958 and 1962 amounts to mass murder of gargantuan proportions.  This still remains little known outside specialist circles.

I very much hope that this book will contribute to making Mao’s Great Famine as well known as the two other man-made catastrophes of the twentieth century, the Holocaust and the Gulag.


© 2010 Frank Dikötter