By James Palmer

ISBN-10: 046501478X

ISBN-13: 9780465014781

When an earthquake of old significance leveled the economic urban of Tangshan in the summertime of 1976, killing greater than a half-million humans, China used to be already gripped through common social unrest. As Mao lay on his deathbed, the general public mourned the dying of well known most popular Zhou Enlai. Anger towards the robust Communist get together officers within the Gang of 4, which had attempted to suppress grieving for Zhou, used to be already effective; while the govt did not reply rapidly to the Tangshan catastrophe, well known resistance to the Cultural Revolution reached a boiling point.

In Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes, acclaimed historian James Palmer tells the startling tale of the main tumultuous yr in glossy chinese language historical past, whilst Mao perished, a urban crumbled, and a brand new China was once born.

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