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  • The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japanby Frank Dikotter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1997; US$ 40.00

    This volume shows that the construction of symbolic boundaries between racial categories has undergone many transformations in China and Japan, but the attempt to rationalize and rank differences between population groups remains widespread. more...

  • The Age of Opennessby Frank Dikotter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 35.00

    The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this engagingly written book shows instead that the first half of the twentieth century witnessed a qualitatively unprecedented trend towards openness.Frank Dikotter argues that the years from 1900 to 1949 were characterised at... more...

  • Sex, Culture and Modernity in Chinaby Frank Dikotter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1995; US$ 29.00

    With the disintegration of Confucian cosmology after the fall of the imperial system in China, medical science was introduced as the epistemological foundation for social order. The construction of sexuality as a dangerous drive which was thought to form the very core of an individual led to the emergence of a wide range of identities. The roots of... more...

  • Mao's Great Famineby Frank Dikötter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99

    Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It lead to one of the greatest catastrophes... more...

  • The Tragedy of Liberationby Frank Dikötter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing?s Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank... more...

  • Mao's Great Famineby Frank Dikötter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    "Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently... more...

  • The Tragedy of Liberationby Frank Dikötter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    A groundbreaking chronicle of the violent early years of the People's Republic of China, by the author of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize–winning Mao's Great Famine . “The Chinese Communist party refers to its victory in 1949 as a ‘liberation.' In China the story of liberation and the revolution that followed is not one of peace, liberty, and... more...

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