In his legendary book ‘Tombstone,’ Yang Jisheng uses the Communist Party’s own records to document, as he puts it, “a tragedy unprecedented in world history for tens of millions of people to starve to death and to resort to cannibalism during a period of normal climate patterns with no wars or epidemics.”

China: Worse Than You Ever Imagined by Ian Johnson

Photo: Chinese refugees returning to China from Hong Kong, May 1962 (AFP/Getty Images)

In his legendary book ‘Tombstone,’ Yang Jisheng uses the Communist Party’s own records to document, as he puts it, “a tragedy unprecedented in world history for tens of millions of people to starve to death and to resort to cannibalism during a period of normal climate patterns with no wars or epidemics.”

China: Worse Than You Ever Imagined by Ian Johnson

Photo: Chinese refugees returning to China from Hong Kong, May 1962 (AFP/Getty Images)