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Mao : a very short introduction

Author: Delia Davin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Very short introductions, 348.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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. Delia Davin provides an invaluable portrait of Mao, showing him in all his complexity-ruthless, brutal,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davin, Delia.
Mao.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012277501
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Delia Davin
ISBN: 9780199588664 019958866X 9780191777967 019177796X
OCLC Number: 895152465
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 142 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Becoming a revolutionary --
Organizing revolution --
Yan'an --
First years of the People's Republic --
The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks --
The Cultural Revolution : it's right to rebel --
Decline and death --
Legacies and assessments: the posthumous Mao.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 348.
Responsibility: Delia Davin.
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Mao Zedong was a giant of 20th century history. In this Very Short Introduction, Delia Davin provides an account of Mao the man. From his childhood as a peasant to ruler of the most populous nation  Read more...

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[A] tautly argued, plainly told, luminous story that does full justice to all sides of the argument * The China Journal *

 
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