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Yang Jishen's book, banned in China, tells the story of Mao's Great Famine, during which 36 million Chinese starved to death

  • Episode 5

    5/5 Mao's support of the system of communal kitchens exacerbates China's famine disaster.

    First broadcast: 02 Nov 2012

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  • Episode 4

    4/5 While the Chinese peasants starved, the county cadres focused on grain procurement quotas.

    First broadcast: 01 Nov 2012

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  • Episode 3

    3/5 Xinyang was a lush grain-producing region and yet the Chinese famine hit hardest there.

    First broadcast: 31 Oct 2012

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  • Episode 2

    2/5 When Yang Jishen's father died of starvation, he thought it was just a personal tragedy.

    First broadcast: 30 Oct 2012

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  • Episode 1

    1/5 The untold story of Mao's Great Famine, during which 36 million Chinese starved to death.

    First broadcast: 29 Oct 2012

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Episode 5

5/5 Mao's support of the system of communal kitchens exacerbates China's famine disaster.

Sat 3 Nov 2012 00:30 BBC Radio 4

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