Mao / Edition 1

Mao / Edition 1

by Michael Lynch
     
 

Michael Lynch presents an engaging and thorough account of Mao's life and politics, making use of a wealth of primary and secondary sources. He locates Maoism in the broader context of twentieth century Chinese history, discussing the development of the Chinese Communist Party, the creation of the People's Republic of China and the Cultural Revolution, and the part

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Michael Lynch presents an engaging and thorough account of Mao's life and politics, making use of a wealth of primary and secondary sources. He locates Maoism in the broader context of twentieth century Chinese history, discussing the development of the Chinese Communist Party, the creation of the People's Republic of China and the Cultural Revolution, and the part played by Mao in the Cold War. Details of Mao's controversial private life as well as his political and philosophical thought add to this diverse picture of the influential leader.

This well-written biography will be essential reading to anyone interested in twentieth century China and its most memorable figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415215787
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Historical Biographies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
389,284
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The young Mao22
2Mao the communist and nationalist, 1921-3046
3Terror and salvation, 1930-3572
4Mao's path to power : the Yanan years, 1935-4398
5From party leader to leader of the nation, 1943-50124
6Mao the new emperor, 1950-62149
7The cult of Mao and the cultural revolution, 1962-76177
8Mao and women203

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