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Red Star over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism
     

Red Star over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism

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by Edgar Snow, Dr. John K. Fairbank
 

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The first Westerner to meet Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936, Edgar Snow came away with the first authorized account of Mao’s life, as well as a history of the famous Long March and the men and women who were responsible for the Chinese revolution. Out of that experience came Red Star Over China, a classic work that remains one of the most

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The first Westerner to meet Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936, Edgar Snow came away with the first authorized account of Mao’s life, as well as a history of the famous Long March and the men and women who were responsible for the Chinese revolution. Out of that experience came Red Star Over China, a classic work that remains one of the most important books ever written about the birth of the Communist movement in China. This edition includes extensive notes on military and political developments in China, further interviews with Mao Tse-tung, a chronology covering 125 years of Chinese revolution, and nearly a hundred detailed biographies of the men and women who were instrumental in making China what it is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802196101
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,258,612
File size:
4 MB

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Red Star over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the first accounts to come out on communism in China and it took place before the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) overthrew the GMD (the Nationalist Party). Snow's book is easy enough to read and is very descriptive. Although, Snow's view is biased (the book reeks with his opinions on communism) it is an enlightening book on his travels throughout China in Red territory and his interview with Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong). It is a fascinating account and, despite the biases, reveals a lot about the communists during this time. Snow is very descriptive¿almost too descriptive¿ but is a very clear writer. When you read this book you have to take into account that it is written by a biased viewer and critique it that way. You will be looking at the heart of the CCP through the eyes of another, who has their own opinions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago