Introduction / Kimberley Ens Manning and Felix Wemheuer
1 Re-Imagining the Chinese Peasant: The Historiography on the Great Leap Forward / Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik
2 Romancing the Leap: Euphoria in the Moment before Disaster / Richard King
3 The Gendered Politics of Woman-Work: Rethinking Radicalism in the Great Leap Forward / Kimberley Ens Manning
4 "The Grain Problem Is an Ideological Problem": Discourses of Hunger in the
1957 Socialist Education Campaign / Felix Wemheuer
5 On the Distribution System of Large-Scale People's Communes / Xin Yi
6 An Introduction to the ABCs of Communization: A Case Study of Macheng County / Wang Yanni
7 Food Augmentation Methods and Food Substitutes during the Great Famine / Gao Hua
8 Under the Same Maoist Sky: Accounting for Death Rate Discrepancies in Anhui and Jiangxi / Chen Yixin
9 Great Leap City: Surviving the Famine in Tianjin / Jeremy Brown
10 How the Great Leap Forward Famine Ended in Rural China: "Administrative Intervention" versus Peasant Resistance / Ralph A. Thaxton Jr.
11 A Study of Chinese Peasant "Counter-Action" / Gao Wangling Bibliography Index.
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This volume will be of interest not only to historians, sociologists, and political scientists of modern China, but also to scholars engaged in debate about state-society relations, the politics of famine, and post-revolutionary gender conflict. (source: Nielsen Book Data)