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Overview

A lucid analysis of Mao as revolutionary general, ideologist and astute political manipulator, this introduction to the life and career of Mao Zedong provides an excellent introduction to modern Chinese history and its enigmatic protagonist.

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Breslin (politics, U. of Warwick, UK) introduces the life and career of Mao Zedong, looking back over 50 years to show how Mao established a communist party state across mainland China in 1949 in the face of great odds, and examining what he did as its leaders in the days that followed. Discussion includes Mao as a revolutionary general, as founder and leader of the world's largest nation, as ideologist, and as victim of his own obsession with power. The book includes a chronology, glossary, and bibliographical essay. First published in 1998 by Pearson Education Limited. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582437487
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/25/2000
  • Series: Profiles In Power Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,451,950
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Preface.

Note on Transliteration.

Introduction.

1. From Peasant to Power.

2. Establishing the New Political Order: Maoism and its Critics.

3. The First Major Cleavage: 1949-1957.

4. Towards the Cultural Revolution.

5. Launching the Cultural Revolution.

6. Mao and the World.

7. The Politics of De-Maoisation.

Chronology.

Glossary.

Bibliographical Essay.

Bibliography of All Works Cited in the Text.

Maps.

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