Mao Zedong's World View

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Mao Zedong's World View explores the relatively neglected period of Mao's life from his youth up to 1941, presents the idea that Mao's philosophical and political agendas were developed beginning in this era, and aims to correct the current academic views that these agendas applied to China alone.Part I of this study chronicles Mao Zedong's life up to 1941, portraying Mao as a world watcher and conscious commentator on international affairs, and describing his sense of the relationship between internal and external affairs. Part II discusses the issues between China and the world, and places Mao's general view of the world as a whole into this context. Part III focuses on the development of Mao's theories for revolution and his ideas for the development of the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761810346
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 5/19/1998
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Jianfei Xin is Vice General Manager of the Golden Horse Cultural Business Development, Inc., and serves as Deputy Director of Miami's Developer Institute.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The World Through Mao's Eyes 1
Ch. 1 World Watcher(1): Mao as a Radical Youth (1893-1920) 3
Ch. 2 World Watcher (2): Mao As a Revolutionary (1921-1935) 21
I A Nationalist with Marxist-Leninist Faith (1921-1927) 22
II A Communist in a Peripheral Position (1927-1935) 30
Ch. 3 World Watcher (3): Mao as a Communist Leader (1936-1941) 35
Pt. 2 Mao's Perceptions of the World 57
Ch. 4 The World and Its Connection With China 59
Ch. 5 Mao and Soviet Russia: Relations, Attitudes and Images 79
Ch. 6 Mao and Other Great Powers: Relations, Attitudes and Images 95
Pt. 3 Mao's Concepts of the World: Practice, Principle and Theory 117
Ch. 7 Mao's World View in Practice And Principle: "Wai Jiao" "Nation-State" and "Sovereignty" 119
Ch. 8 Mao's Famous Revolutionary Concepts and His World View 135
Ch. 9 Mao's World View in Theory: Understanding the World and Changing the World 147
Conclusion 157
Endnotes 165
References 199
Index 209
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