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Red Book of Chinese Martyrs
     

Red Book of Chinese Martyrs

by Gerolamo Fazzini
 

This powerful book presents documents spanning the war between the Communists and Chinese Nationalists in the mid-1940s up to 1983, shortly before the "modernization" promoted after Mao's death. These are memoirs of those who have experienced in their own flesh how far violence of a power blinded by ideology can go, a power that, after winning its battle against

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This powerful book presents documents spanning the war between the Communists and Chinese Nationalists in the mid-1940s up to 1983, shortly before the "modernization" promoted after Mao's death. These are memoirs of those who have experienced in their own flesh how far violence of a power blinded by ideology can go, a power that, after winning its battle against armed forces, decided to exterminate its "enemies without guns", as Mao called intellectuals, believers, and political opponents.

From the historical perspective these are valuable sources, especially for anyone who wants to learn about the injustices and brutality of Maoism. Only recently have non-specialists had access to autobiographical testimonies concerning the laogai, the Chinese forced labor camps.

For years ideological baggage encumbering journalism about China severly limited opportunities for hearing stories of Christian persecution and martyrdom; however, after decades of propaganda, we are finally seeing a "demythologization" of Mao, a man responsible for crimes equal to or even worse than those of Stalin and Hitler.

In this book one can see what a tragedy has befallen the Chinese people, in particular the believers. Yet all this has not destroyed their faith.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000702956
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
305 KB

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