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Author Domenach, Jean-Luc, author.

Title The origins of the great leap forward : the case of one Chinese province / Jean-Luc Domenach ; translated by A.M. Berrett
Edition English-language edition
Published New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 212 pages) : maps
Series Transitions--Asia and Asian America
Transitions--Asia and Asian America.
Contents Foreword / Mark Selden -- Prologue: 1949-1955: Years of Reason? -- pt. 1. Economic and Social Crisis in Henan in 1956-1957 -- 1. First Leftist Excesses and Their Consequences (Summer 1955 -- Winter 1956) -- 2. Social Crisis in China: Henan Society from Summer 1956 to Summer 1957 -- pt. 2. Political Crisis of Spring and Summer 1957 -- 3. Political Error: The Rectification Campaign in Henan (1 May -- 9 June 1957) -- 4. Contradiction Within the Party (9 June -- Late July 1957) -- 5. Reassertion of Control (August -- September 1957) -- 6. Henan Radicalism: The Great Days and the Achievements (October 1957 -- July 1958)
Summary The first major study of the Great Leap Forward, this seminal volume has now been translated into English for a wider audience. Like no other work, it suggests compelling political and social answers to questions that have long plagued scholars: How could a party with such a successful rural base launch a movement so divorced from reality - especially in the countryside? Why was the movement pressed to the point of social chaos and economic collapse, giving rise to arguably the greatest famine in human history? Utilizing a wealth of primary material, Jean-Luc Domenach focuses on the central China province of Henan, which emerged as a national model of the Great Leap and was one of the most devastated by its failure. The author's documentary sources enable him to illuminate the development of provincial life as well as to gauge popular reactions to the dictates of the center. Domenach presents a lucid analysis of the setbacks in agriculture in 1956 and 1957, the rise of economic corruption, and the launch of the CCP rectification campaign in 1957
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-200) and index
Notes Jean-Luc Domenach, A M Berrett
Translation of: Aux origines du Grand Bond en avant
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 2, 2019)
Subject Politics and government.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Henan Sheng (China) -- Politics and government
China -- Henan Sheng.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429313357
Other Titles Aux origines du Grand Bond en avant. English