The Long March

The Long March

The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth

Book - 2006
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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. Sun journeys to remote villages along the route, interviews aged survivors and visits local archives, uncovering shocking stories of starvation, disease, and desertion, of ruthless purges, of thousands of futile deaths, and of other horrors that continued long after the "triumph" of the revolution.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2006.
ISBN: 9780385520249
Characteristics: 270 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., map ;,25 cm.


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May 21, 2015

For most westerners the long march has never managed to penetrate our consciousness, so the myths surrounding it never became myths. However, for modern China the mythology is largely considered and treated as fact. This book delves into the facts as remembered by those who were there.

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