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Frank Dikötter

Biography

Frank Dikötter

Frank Dikötter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong. Before moving to Asia in 2006, he was Professor of the Modern History of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has published nine books about the history of China, including MAO'S GREAT FAMINE, which won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction in 2011.

Frank Dikötter

Books by Frank Dikötter

by Frank Dikötter - History, Nonfiction

Drawing on hundreds of previously classified documents, secret police reports, unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches, eyewitness accounts of those who survived, and more, THE TRAGEDY OF LIBERATION is Frank Dikötter’s stunning and revelatory chronicle of Mao Zedong’s ascension and campaign to transform the Chinese into what the party called New People.