Jian Guo

Guo Jian is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Originally trained in Chinese language and literature, Guo was on the Chinese faculty of Beijing Normal University until he came to the United States to study for his PhD in English in the mid-1980’s. He is the author of Tombstone.

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A Grim Chronicle Of China's Great Famine

Beijing-based NPR correspondent Louisa Lim interviews Yang Jisheng about the Great Chinese Famine that killed his father.

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Yang Jisheng; Edited by Edward Friedman, Guo Jian, and Stacy Mosher; Translated from the Chinese by Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian; Introduction by Edward Friedman and Roderick MacFarquhar
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The much-anticipated definitive account of China’s Great Famine   An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during...

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