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The demography of China's 1958-61 famine: A closer examination

Zhao, Zhongwei; Reimondos, Anna


One of the largest famines in human history took place in China half a century ago. This disaster, lasting from 1958 to 1961 in many areas, resulted in a huge number of excess deaths. While the causes, magnitude and profound impacts of this catastrophe have been brought to light in recent decades, many issues about the famine remain to be adequately examined. This paper aims to fill some gaps in our knowledge about the demography of China's great famine. It concentrates on the demographic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Population
DOI: 10.3917/popu.1202.0329


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