Mao Zedong and China's Revolutions A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312256264
ISBN-13: 9780312256265
Edition: 1st 2002
Authors: Timothy Cheek
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 5/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 259
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Whether one views Mao Zedong as a hero or a demon, the "Great Helmsman" was undoubtedly a pivotal figure in the history of 20th-century China. The first part of this volume is an introductory essay that traces the history of 20th-century China, from Mao's early career up to the Chinese Communist Party's victory in 1949, through three decades of revolution, to Mao's death I 1976. The second half offers a selection of Mao's writings including such seminal pieces as "On the New Democracy" and selections from the "Little Red Book" and writings about Mao and his legacy by both his contemporaries and modern scholars. Also included are headnotes, a chronology, Questions for Consideration, photographs, a selected bibliography, and index.

Foreword
Preface
List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction: Comrade, Chairman, Helmsman - The Continuous Revolutions of Mao Zedong
China's Revolutions
Battle Cry
Creating a New China
Utopian Revolutions: The Hundred Flowers Campaign, Great Leap Forward, and Cultural Revolution
Experiencing Mao���s Revolution

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