isbn: 9781408810033 marks a long time since i have read anything about non fiction china (my blog). This is a detailed look at revolutionary moment with facts to back up it assertions. Interestingly although Mao disliked soviet version marxism* he still made all the same mistakes with dams and more.
It reads a bit like Solzhenitsyn and George Orwell but with facts. Communism was essentially liberated an contradiction to a planned economy subject to the mistakes and fraud that during a period of four years killed conservatively 45 million chinese..
* Trotsky and ilk are turning/spinning in there graves