Wednesday, January 30, 2019
China: A Study of Unnatural Deaths During the Difficult Three Year Period in China, 1959–1961 by Cheng Enfu and Zhan Zhihua
Democracy and Class Struggle was one of the first to make comrades in the West in 2016 aware of the studies of Sun Jingxian on the Famine in late 1950's China and we translated and published some of Sun Jingxian's work - the main work of Sun Jingxian has not yet been published in the West - but is already in English awaiting publication.
The popular view that the number of unnatural deaths in China during the Difficult Three Year Period (1959–1961) amounted to some 30 million is false, as shown by careful analysis.
Taking the average death toll from 1955 to 1957 as the base
number, and combining this with unreported deaths from 1953 to
1964 and subsequent corrections, it may be estimated that approxi-
mately four to five million people suffered unnatural deaths during
the Difficult Three Year Period.
These deaths had a complex series of causes. Starvation-caused deaths were the primary type, followed by weak disaster relief, and then by mistakes of local government.
READ CHENG ENFU AND ZHAN ZHIHUA AND SUN JINGXIAN
BELOW PDF FULL PAPER BY CHENG ENFU AND ZHAN ZHIHUA
BELOW PDF FULL PAPER : POPULATION CHANGES DURING CHINA'S THREE YEARS OF HARDSHIP BY SUN JINGXIAN
Proper historical materialist research of both Maoist China in 1950's and 60's and the Soviet Union in the 1930's and 1940's increasingly show how deep are the misconceptions in the West about these historic attempts at Socialism.
Do not expect Road to Damascus like conversations of Trotskyists and Revisionists when these facts and reality are revealed they have been in the forefront of this falsification and profoundly invested in them - just the slow emergence of truth with the passing of time.
Mao in 1965 dealt with question of of the false 1950/60's population statistics and reasons for the inaccuracies here
Posted by nickglais on 1/30/2019 06:01:00 AM