For Friday just read the following excerpt from Jonathan Spence’s “In Search for Modern China” and focus on:

1. his position on the historian’s debate on the reason for Hundred Flowers Movement

2. the causes and course of the Great Leap Forward

3. changes brought about by the Great Leap and the effects of those changes

Sorry, here it is:

Spence on Great Leap Fwd

For class on Friday:

Becker_1996_Hungry Ghost

MAO’S GREAT FAMINE[1]

Modern Times Mao Excerpt

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