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Historian: China's Economic Reforms Actually Started During the Cultural Revolution

In June, 1966, Chinese Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

The author Frank Dikötter argues in a new book that China's capitalist transformation began before Deng Xiaoping formally introduced market reforms.

Interview: Frank Dikötter, Author of 'Mao's Great Famine' [UPDATED]

Frank Dikötter, author of 'Mao's Great Famine.' (Hong Kong University)
Policy

The author of Mao's Great Famine, which was a runner-up in the 2011 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, spoke with Asia Blog about China, famine, and why the Great Leap Forward doesn't get enough attention. He also has a few choice words for The New Yorker's Pankaj Mishra.