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The Resource The Long March : the true history of Communist China's founding myth, Sun Shuyun

The Long March : the true history of Communist China's founding myth, Sun Shuyun

Label
The Long March : the true history of Communist China's founding myth
Title
The Long March
Title remainder
the true history of Communist China's founding myth
Statement of responsibility
Sun Shuyun
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Long March is Communist China's founding myth. Seventy years afterwards, Sun Shuyun set out to retrace its steps and discovered the true history behind the legend. The facts: in 1934, in the midst of civil war, the Communist party and its 200,000 soldiers were forced from their bases by the Nationalists. After that, truth and legend begin to blur: led by Mao Zedong, the Communists set off on a strategic retreat to the distant barren north of China, thousands of miles away. Only one in five reached their destination, where, the legend goes, they gathered strength and returned to launch the new China in the heat of revolution. Sun journeys to remote villages along the route, interviews aged survivors and visits local archives. She uncovers shocking stories of starvation, disease, and desertion, of ruthless purges, of thousands of futile deaths. Many who survived the March report that their suffering continued long after the "triumph" of the revolution, culminating in the horrific years of the Cultural Revolution.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sun, Shuyun
Dewey number
951.04/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS777.5132
LC item number
.S86 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
China
Label
The Long March : the true history of Communist China's founding myth, Sun Shuyun
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223075705765
  • 31223075705781
  • 31223075705740
  • 31223075705757
  • 31223075705807
  • 31223075705823
  • 31223075705849
  • 31223075705856
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
270 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385520249
Lccn
2006052132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • 76143526
  • (OCoLC)76143526
Label
The Long March : the true history of Communist China's founding myth, Sun Shuyun
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223075705765
  • 31223075705781
  • 31223075705740
  • 31223075705757
  • 31223075705807
  • 31223075705823
  • 31223075705849
  • 31223075705856
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
270 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385520249
Lccn
2006052132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • 76143526
  • (OCoLC)76143526

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