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Mao : a Reinterpretation.

Author: Lee Feigon
Publisher: Lanham : Ivan R. Dee, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mr. Feigon argues that the movements for which Mao is almost universally condemned today-the Great Leap Forward and especially the Cultural Revolution-were in many ways beneficial for the Chinese people. While not glossing over Mao's mistakes, he contends that the Chinese leader should be largely praised for many of his later efforts. In reevaluating Mao's contributions, this interpretive study reverses the curve of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Feigon, Lee.
Mao : A Reinterpretation.
Lanham : Ivan R. Dee, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Feigon
ISBN: 9781461699408 1461699401
OCLC Number: 862049638
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; One. The Image; Two. Growing up Normal; Three. Party Man; Four. Rethinking Mao-The Long March; Five. Becoming the Chairman; Six. The People's Republic of China; Seven. The Great Leap into Cataclysm; Eight. The Cultural Revolution Revisited; Nine. An Assessment; Acknowledgments and a note on Sources; Notes; Index; A Note on the Author.

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Mr. Feigon argues that the movements for which Mao is almost universally condemned today-the Great Leap Forward and especially the Cultural Revolution-were in many ways beneficial for the Chinese people. While not glossing over Mao's mistakes, he contends that the Chinese leader should be largely praised for many of his later efforts. In reevaluating Mao's contributions, this interpretive study reverses the curve of criticism. ""Feigon performs a service by reclaiming the historical context of Mao's crazed era. He has written a concise work that forces the reader to recall the circumstances th.

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