Yang Jisheng: The Facts About Mao
Yang Jisheng is an editor of *Annals of the Yellow Emperor*, one of the few reform-oriented political magazines in China. But he is best known now as the author of *Tombstone* (*Mubei*), a groundbreaking new book on the Great Famine (1958–1961), which, though imprecisely known in the West, ranks as one of worst human disasters in history. I spoke with Yang in Beijing in late November about his book, the political atmosphere in Beijing, and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo.
December 20, 2010