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Scarlet Memorial: Tales Of Cannibalism In Modern China

Scarlet Memorial: Tales Of Cannibalism In Modern China
 

This compelling book provides a meticulously documented account of officially sanctioned cannibalism in the southwestern province of Guangxi during the Cultural Revolution. Drawing on his unique access to local archives of the Chinese Communist Party and on extensive interviews w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780367320164
Barcode 9780367320164
Published 17 July 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Zheng, Yi
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ISBN-13 9780367320164
ISBN-10 0367320169
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 17 July 2019
International Publication Date 19 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zheng, Yi
Category Area / Regional Studies
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 223
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight 570g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Cannibalism - History - 20th century - China, Political atrocities - History - 20th century - China, China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976, Cannibalism, Political crimes and offenses
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 951.056
Catalogue Code Not specified

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This compelling book provides a meticulously documented account of officially sanctioned cannibalism in the southwestern province of Guangxi during the Cultural Revolution. Drawing on his unique access to local archives of the Chinese Communist Party and on extensive interviews with party officials, the victims' relatives, and the murderers themselves, Zheng Yi paints a disturbing picture of official compliance in the systematic killing and cannibalization of individuals in the name of political revolution and class struggle. The treasure-trove of evidence Zheng Yi has unearthed offers unprecedented insights into the way the internecine, factional struggles of the Cultural Revolution reached a horrifying level of insanity and frenzy among the ethnic Zhuang people of Guangxi. Profoundly moving, acutely observed, and unflinchingly graphic, Scarlet Memorial is a shining example of a genre of investigative reporting that courageously and independently records obscure and officially censored historical events, revealing hidden dimensions of modern Chinese history and politics.

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Author's Bio

Zheng Yi (which means justice ) is one of China's foremost novelists and journalists. His works include Old Well, which was later made into an acclaimed film. A leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, he spent over three years as a fugitive from the Chinese government before escaping to Hong Kong. He now lives in the United States.

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