Mao Zedong: A Life

Mao Zedong: A Life

by Jonathan D. Spence
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Mao Zedong: A Life by Jonathan D. Spence

“Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao. . . . Superb.” (Chicago Tribune)

From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to absolute power, unifying with an iron fist a vast country torn apart by years of weak leadership, colonialism, and war. This sharply drawn and insightful account brings to life this modern-day emperor and the tumultuous era that he did so much to shape.
 
Jonathan Spence captures Mao in all his paradoxical grandeur and sheds light on the radical transformation he unleashed that still reverberates in China today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101077047
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/29/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 511,023
File size: 433 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Spence's eleven books on Chinese history include The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Treason by the Book, and The Death of Woman Wang. His awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at Yale University.

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Mao Zedong 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ryeLee More than 1 year ago
Good to know. Mao's land reform and peasant rights efforts were extremely admirable and required much sacrifice and many hardships on his part. Unfortunately, as Chairman Mao, he was a selfish and tragic leader who was responsible for much suffering, as a result of his repressive and violent leadership.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago