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A critical introduction to Mao

Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Mao Zedong's political career spanned more than half a century. The ideas he championed transformed China and inspired revolutionary movements across the world. In this book, leading scholars offer a critical evaluation of the life and legacy of China's most famous son.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Qing Jiang; Qing Jiang
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780521884624 0521884624 9780521711548 0521711541
OCLC Number: 610830700
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Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I. Mao's World: 1. Mao, revolution, and memory Timothy Cheek; 2. Making revolution in twentieth-century China Joseph Esherick; 3. From urban radical to rural revolutionary: Mao from the 1920s to 1937 Brantly Womack; 4. War, cosmopolitanism, and authority: Mao from 1937 to 1956 Hans J. van de Ven; 5. Consuming fragments of Mao Zedong: the chairman's final two decades at the helm Michael Schoenhals; 6. Mao and his followers Frederick C. Teiwes; 7. Mao, Mao Zedong thought, and communist intellectuals Hung-yok Ip; 8. Gendered Mao: Mao, Maoism, and women Delia Davin; 9. Mao the man and Mao the icon Daniel Leese; Part II. Mao's Legacy: 10. For truly great men, look to this age alone: was Mao Zedong a new emperor? Geremie Barme; 11. Recent Mao Zedong scholarship in China Xiao Yanzhong; 12. Third world Maoism Alexander Cook; 13. Mao's journeys to the west: meanings made of Mao Charles W. Hayford; 14. Two perspectives on Mao Zedong Jiang Yihua and Roderick MacFarquhar.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy Cheek.

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