Frank Dikötter on the History of China After Mao

Democracy Paradox | 11 October 2022 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Frank Dikötter about his book China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower. Backgrounds the efforts of the Chinese Communist Party to maintain its grip on power and argues that China’s economic progress is almost entirely due to it joining the WTO, with China having undertaken little in the way of economic reform.

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Frank Dikötter on Mao’s Great Famine

EconTalk | 6 August 2018 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Frank Dikötter about his book Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962. Chronicles the strategies Mao and the Chinese leadership implemented to increase grain and steel production in the late 1950s leading to a collapse in agricultural output and the deaths of millions by starvation.

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