Finding the Facts About Mao’s Victims-Ian Johnson interviews Yang Jisheng (???)

Finding the Facts About Mao’s Victims by Ian Johnson | NYRBlog | The New York Review of Books.

NYRB-Ian Johnson interviews Yang Jisheng (???), an editor of the influential Chinese journal Annals of the Yellow Emperor ????:

“Yang Jisheng is an editor of Annals of the Yellow Emperor, one of the few reform-oriented political magazines in China. Before that, the 70-year-old native of Hubei province was a national correspondent with the government-run Xinhua news service for over thirty years. But he is best known now as the author of Tombstone (Mubei), a groundbreaking new book on the Great Famine (1958–1961), which, though imprecisely known in the West, ranks as one of worst human disasters in history. I spoke with Yang in Beijing in late November about his book, the political atmosphere in Beijing, and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo.”

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