An introduction to the life of mao zedong

Tan was plotting to overthrow Zhang, and Mao aided him by organizing the Changsha students. Beijing, China Chinese statesman Mao Zedong was a Chinese statesman whose status as a revolutionary in world history is probably next only to that of Vladimir Lenin — The Xinhai Revolution over, Mao resigned from the army inafter six months of being a soldier.

In the face of the disorders called forth by de-Stalinization in Poland and HungaryMao did not retreat but rather pressed boldly forward with that policy, against the advice of many of his senior colleagues, in the belief that the contradictions that still existed in Chinese society were mainly nonantagonistic.

The writing was a bit dry, too, though that is not too important. His later years saw attempts to build bridges with the United States, Japan and Europe. All recognition by Mao of the importance of professional skills was swallowed up in an orgy of political rhetoricand all things foreign were regarded as counterrevolutionary.

The man in the pages preceding the section on the Cultural Revolution seems quite distinct from the one during and after them. Khrushchev also tried to put pressure on China in its dealings with Taiwan and India and in other foreign policy issues.

Mao Zedong Biography

It also represented, beyond any doubt or question, however, a deliberate effort to eliminate those in the leadership who, over the years, had dared to cross him.

This new situation called for the emergence of a Communist leader who could rival Chiang in case a civil war broke out. The decision had been made by his father, who wanted Mao to devote his attentions to the family business by working on the farm and managing the financial accounts.

Supporting this position, Mao was elected to the Party Committee, taking up residence in Shanghai. Neither the resources nor the administrative experience necessary to operate such enormous new social units of several thousand households were in fact available, and, not surprisingly, the consequences of those changes were chaos and economic disaster.

It does provide insight into the man along with giving an account of the history of his time. In when the coalition ran into problems, Mao was sent back to Hunan to "convalesce," or recover.

Opening a bookstore under the control of his new Cultural Book Society, its purpose was to propagate revolutionary literature throughout Hunan. Early years Mao was born in the village of Shaoshan in Hunan province, the son of a former peasant who had become affluent as a farmer and grain dealer.

Meisner gives greater attention to Mao as a political thinker. Those achievements must be given a weight commensurate with the degree of injustice prevailing in Chinese society before the revolution and with the humiliation felt by the Chinese people as a result of the dismemberment of their country by the foreign powers.Mao Zedong (): Major Events in the Life of a Revolutionary Leader All terms appearing in bold are included in the glossary.

MAO Zedong was born on December 26 in the small village of Shaoshan in the province of Hunan (Southeast China). While Mao spent much of his childhood. Introduction. Mao Zedong (b. –d. ) was one of the most remarkable political leaders of the 20th century, an all-powerful leader in China, and a major world figure.

Mao has 77 ratings and 10 reviews. Azaghedi said: It is nearly impossible to write a sufficiently informing life of Mao Zedong in or so pages.

Mao Zedong

I give /5. As a giant of 20th century history, Mao Zedong played many roles: peasant revolutionary, patriotic leader against the Japanese occupation, Marxist theoretician, modernizer, and visionary despot.

This Very Short Introduction chronicles Mao's journey from peasant child to ruler of the most populous nation on Earth. He was a founder of both the Chinese. 28 reviews for Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought | 毛泽东思想概论 online course. With the world’s biggest population and second largest economy, China is a dynamic and ethnically diverse country with a history that spans more than 5.

Mao Zedong (December 26, – September 9, ), commonly known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in until his death in Other political affiliations: Kuomintang (–).

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