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


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