During 1946-47 Great Famine hit Southern China, in particular Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hunan provinces, affecting tens of millions of people. At least 1,7 million were starved to death.
Only in Hunan, died 900.000 people. These images were taken in 1946.
During this period, the civil war between Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) and the Communist Party, was in full swing.
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Images of the Chinese Civil War Famine
Topic: Chinese famine, famines in China, Hunan famine, Guangdong famine, Guangxi famine
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