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Mao's Little red book : a global history

Author: Alexander C Cook
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Mao Zedong's Little Red Book (Quotations from Chairman Mao) - a compilation of the Chinese leader's speeches and writings - is one of the most visible and ubiquitous symbols of twentieth-century radicalism. Published for the first time in 1964, it rapidly became the must-have accessory for Red Guards and revolutionaries from Berkeley to Bamako. Yet, despite its worldwide circulation and enduring presence there has,

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mao's Little red book
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander C Cook
ISBN: 9781107057227 1107057221 9781107665644 1107665647
OCLC Number: 862399586
Description: xvi, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The spiritual atom bomb and its global fallout / Alexander C. Cook --
A single spark: origins and spread of the Little Red Book in China / Daniel Leese --
Quotation songs: portable media and the Maoist pop song / Andrew F. Jones --
Mao quotations in factional battles and their afterlives: episodes from Chongqing / Guobin Yang --
Translation and internationalism / Lanjun Xu --
Maoism in Tanzania: material connections and shared imaginaries / Priya Lal --
Empty symbol: the Little Red Book in India / Sreemati Chakrabarti --
The influence of Maoism in Peru / David Scott Palmer --
The book that bombed: Mao's Little Red Thing in the Soviet Union / Elizabeth McGuire --
Mao and the Albanians / Elidor Mëhilli --
Partisan legacies and anti-imperialist ambitions: the Little Red Book in Italy and Yugoslavia / Dominique Kirchner Reill --
Badge books and brand books: the Mao Bible in East and West Germany / Quinn Slobodian --
Principally contradiction: the flourishing of French Maoism / Julian Bourg --
By the book: Quotations from Chairman Mao and the making of Afro-Asian radicalism, 1966-1975 / Bill V. Mullen --
Conclusion: In the beginning is the word: popular democracy and Mao's Little Red Book / Ban Wang.
Responsibility: edited by Alexander C. Cook.
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On the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Quotations from Chairman Mao, this edited volume is the first to examine the Little Red Book as a global historical phenomenon, challenging  Read more...


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