• Felix Wemheuer, Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union

    New Haven, Yale University Press, 2014, XIX-325 pp. Review by Lucien Bianco After seeing the extent to which the famine remained one of the most…

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  • From the Great Chinese Famine to the Communist Famines: On Eating Bitterness and the French translation of Mubei

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  • Liu Xiaobo, La philosophie du porc et autres essais (The Philosophy of the Pig and Other Essays)

    Translated from the Chinese, texts selected and presented by Jean-Philippe Béja, preface by Vaclav Havel, Paris, Gallimard, 2011, 518 pp. It was an inspired choice…

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  • Frank Dikötter, Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s most devastating catastrophe, 1958-62

    Frank Dikötter, Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s most devastating catastrophe, 1958-62, London, Berlin, New York, Bloomsbury, 2010. Frank Dikötter’s work, appearing half a…

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  • Alain Roux, Le singe et le tigre : Mao, un destin chinois

    Alain Roux, Le singe et le tigre: Mao, un destin chinois (Monkey and tiger: Mao, a Chinese destiny), Paris, Larousse 2009, 1127 pp. We now…

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  • Isabelle Thireau and Hua Linshan (eds), D’une illégitimité à l’autre dans la Chine rurale contemporaine

    Starting from 2000, the issue that most outraged farmers and stirred them to revolt was taxation in all its forms and with all its abuses,…

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  • Marie-Claire Bergère, Capitalismes et capitalistes en Chine des origines à nos jours

    A capitalism without capitalists? This is the paradox that Marie-Claire Bergère invites us to consider in her latest book, and which eventually persuades us. Certainly…

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  • Edward Friedman, Paul Pickowicz and Mark Selden, Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China

    The previous book written by these three authors generated considerable enthusiasm. However, it was an enthusiasm I did not share, and while this current volume…

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  • Michel Bonnin, Génération perdue. Le mouvement d’envoi des jeunes instruits à la campagne en Chine, 1968-1980

    What a strange idea runs through this book! Not the author’s, of course, but Mao’s, when he sent students from high schools and universities to…

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