By Timothy Cheek

Mao Zedong's political profession spanned greater than part a century. the information he championed remodeled one of many greatest international locations on the earth and encouraged innovative pursuits internationally. Even this present day Mao lives on in China, the place he's appeared by means of many as a near-mythical determine, and within the West, the place a burgeoning literature keeps to discuss his reminiscence. during this booklet, major students from assorted generations and around the globe supply a serious review of the existence and legacy of China's most famed - a few might say notorious - son. The ebook brings the scholarship on Mao modern, and its substitute views equip readers to evaluate for themselves the character of this mercurial determine and his importance in smooth chinese language history.

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