GREGOR BENTON, Lin Chun Was Mao Really a Monster?: The Academic Response to Chang and Hallidays "Mao: The Unknown Story"
Routledge | 2009 | ISBN: 0415493307 | 208 pages | PDF | 14 MB
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster – equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin – and a fool who won power by native cunning and ruled by terror. It received a rapturous welcome from reviewers in the popular press and rocketed to the top of the worldwide bestseller list. Few works on China by writers in the West have achieved its impact.