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The Resource Heaven cracks, earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China, James Palmer

Heaven cracks, earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China, James Palmer

Label
Heaven cracks, earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China
Title
Heaven cracks, earth shakes
Title remainder
the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China
Statement of responsibility
James Palmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Heaven cracks, earth shakes, acclaimed historian James Palmer tells the story of 1976, the most tumultuous year in modern Chinese history. The year began with the death of the popular Premier Zhou Enlai, whose passing was widely mourned by the masses-- but this public grief quickly turned to anger when the Gang of Four stifled attempts to mourn Zhou publicly. When a massive earthquake struck Tangshan a few months later, the disaster revealed the profound failures of Mao's China. As Tangshan lay in ruins, the central government cared more about ideological struggles than rescuing its own people. The year climaxed with Mao's death, followed in short order by a palace coup, which wrested the reins of power from the Gang of Four and put an end to the Cultural Revolution. -- Jacket, p. [2]
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NjBwBT
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1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, James
Dewey number
951.05/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mao, Zedong
  • Tangshan Earthquake, China, 1976
  • Earthquakes
  • China
Label
Heaven cracks, earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China, James Palmer
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/id/10527953
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-264) and index
Contents
Who will protect us now? -- Living in coal country -- Tomb-Sweeping Day -- Four hundred Hiroshimas -- Everybody saved me -- You die, I live -- Aftershocks
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 273 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465014781
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011-934180
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OUa)vtls000816734
  • (OCoLC)ocn772086784
  • 1010077
  • (OCoLC)ocm657595551
  • 4511-64460
  • (OCoLC)657595551
Label
Heaven cracks, earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China, James Palmer
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/id/10527953
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-264) and index
Contents
Who will protect us now? -- Living in coal country -- Tomb-Sweeping Day -- Four hundred Hiroshimas -- Everybody saved me -- You die, I live -- Aftershocks
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 273 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465014781
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011-934180
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OUa)vtls000816734
  • (OCoLC)ocn772086784
  • 1010077
  • (OCoLC)ocm657595551
  • 4511-64460
  • (OCoLC)657595551

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