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Mao cult : rhetoric and ritual in the Cultural Revolution

Author: Daniel Leese
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"This is the first history of the cult of Mao that was fostered by the Communist Party, and used by Mao himself at the height of the Cultural Revolution, to ensure the loyalty of the people"--
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Leese, Daniel.
Mao cult.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010054238
(OCoLC)695390268
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Leese
ISBN: 9781139127950 1139127950 9781139117296 1139117297
OCLC Number: 768771282
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. Coming to Terms with "Cult of the Individual": 1. The secret speech and its impact; 2. The dual nature of commodities; 3. Redefining the cult --
Part II. Charismatic Mobilization: 4. Lively study and application; 5. The little red book; 6. Spectacles of worship --
Part III. Cult and Compliance: 7. Ambiguous symbols; 8. The language of loyalty; 9. Rituals and commodities; 10. Curbing the cult.
Responsibility: Daniel Leese.

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'Leese charts the rise of Mao's cult in clear stages, with an excellent eye for its intricacies.' The Times Literary Supplement

 
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