What is Mao Zedong?

  • (noun): Chinese communist leader (1893-1976).
    Synonyms: Mao, Mao Tsetung

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong (also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung listen), commonly referred to as Chairman Mao (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), was a Chinese communist revolutionary, political theorist and politician. The founding father of the People's Republic of China from its establishment in 1949, he governed the country as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China until his death. In this position he converted China into a single-party socialist state, with industry and business being nationalized under state ownership and socialist reforms implemented in all areas of society. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, his theoretical contribution to the ideology along with his military strategies and brand of policies are collectively known as Maoism.

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Mao Zedong - Writings and Calligraphy - Literary Works
... As did most Chinese intellectuals of his generation, Mao received rigorous education in Chinese classical literature ... Many of Mao's poems are still popular in China and a few are taught as a mandatory part of the elementary school curriculum ...
People's Liberation Army General Political Department - During The Cultural Revolution
... Army played an important role for Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution, through its control of "political departments" that were set up throughout the state ... Members were to study the works of Mao Zedong and emulate the army ... Political Department, the organ by which Mao Zedong and Lin Biao exercised control over the armed forces ...
Lin Liguo
571 Outline, a plotted coup against Mao Zedong ... Mao Zedong's government claims, that in 1970, under his father Lin Biao's direction, Lin Liguo made a plan known as Project 571 (in Chinese sounds like “rebel by force”) to assassinate ...
Shao Hua
... Shao was the daughter-in-law of the late Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong and the wife of Mao's second son, Mao Anqing, who had died in 2007 ... was born in October 1938 in Yan'an, Shaanxi province, a former base for Mao Zedong's Communist army following the Long March ... photographer during the 1950s using a camera which had been brought to her from the Soviet Union by Mao Zedong's eldest son, Mao Anying ...
Lucian Pye - Career
... approach to his 1976 biography of Chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Zedong, who he imagined as a child and argued Mao Zedong's rebellious attitude stemmed from a desire to recapture his "infantile ... the journal Political Science and Politics, cited the Mao Zedong biography as an example of Pye's tendency to use leaps of imagination for "Interpretation ...

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    Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
    Mao Zedong (1893–1976)

    Apart from their other characteristics, the outstanding thing about China’s 600 million people is that they are “poor and blank.” This may seem a bad thing, but in reality it is a good thing. Poverty gives rise to the desire for change, the desire for action and the desire for revolution. On a blank sheet of paper free from any mark, the freshest and most beautiful pictures can be painted.
    —Mao Zedong (1893–1976)