Mao’s Great Leap Forward and the Great Famine

For this writing assignment you should discuss the historical memory of the Great Leap Forward and ensuing Great Famine. 
1. How has China dealt with these topics, both officially and unofficially?
2. Should China invest in research and education regarding this dark side of Maoism? Should they try to preserve the memory of the victims in some way?  If so, how?

Use specific evidence from the podcasts, readings and lectures on the subject.  You are required to use at least 4 examples from 4 separate sources. Be sure to include a citation for each example.
The podcasts, readings and lectures can be found in  and in  and in .
*****This recent article about the politicization of U.S. history might also be useful for this assignment. It also discusses historical memory in Russia.

Papers that do not include citations will lose 1 point. Cites as modeled below.

(Lim, Recording the Untold Stories,” Time stamp)
(Lim, “A Grim Chronicle of China’s Great Famine,” Time Stamp)
(Buckley, 2017, page #)
(Gao, 2012, page #)
(Malkin-Fontecchio, Chinese Revolution Outcomes, Time Stamp or Slide #)
(Snyder, 2021, page #)

Read the related New York Times article 
Read the Atlantic article .

Listen to the two podcasts on the Great Famine below.

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