Mao Zedong And China's Revolutions: A Brief History With Documents by Timothy CheekMao Zedong And China's Revolutions: A Brief History With Documents by Timothy Cheek

Mao Zedong And China's Revolutions: A Brief History With Documents

byTimothy Cheek

Paperback | May 16, 2002

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Whether one views Mao Zedong as a hero or a demon, the "Great Helmsman" was, undoubtedly, a pivotal figure in the history of twentieth-century China, a man whose life and writings provide a fascinating window on the Chinese experience from the 1920s onward. Part Mao biography, part historical overview of the turbulent story of China’s Communist revolutions, the introductory essay traces the history of twentieth-century China, from Mao’s early career up to the Chinese Communist Party’s victory in 1949, through three decades of revolution to Mao’s death in 1976. The second half of the volume offers a selection of Mao’s writings — including such seminal pieces as "On New Democracy" and selections from the Little Red Book — and writings about Mao and his legacy by both his contemporaries and modern scholars. Also included are headnotes to the documents, a chronology, Questions for Consideration, 12 images, a selected bibliography, and an index.
Timothy Cheek is associate professor of history at Colorado College, where he has taught since 1988. His research and teaching focus on the recent history of China, especially the role of Chinese intellectuals in the twentieth century and the history of the Chinese Communist Party. His books include Propaganda and Culture in Mao's Chi...
Title:Mao Zedong And China's Revolutions: A Brief History With DocumentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:259 pages, 8.2 × 5.41 × 0.57 inPublished:May 16, 2002Publisher:Bedford/St. Martin'sLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


List of Maps and Illustrations
  INTRODUCTION: Comrade, Chairman, Helmsman - The Continuous Revolutions of Mao Zedong
    China's Revolutions

Battle Cry

Creating a New China
    Utopian Revolutions: The Hundred Flowers Campaign, Great Leap Forward, and Cultural Revolution

    Experiencing Mao’s Revolutions
    Mao Documents

A Note about the Texts
       1. Report on the Peasant Movement in Hunan, February 1927
       2. On New Democracy, January 15, 1940
       3. Talks at the Yan'an Conference on Literature and Art, 1942
       4. Resolution of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party on Methods of Leadership, June 1, 1943
       5. Snow, 1945
       6. The Chinese People Have Stood Up, September 1949
       7. On the Correct Handling of Contradictions among the People, June 1957
       8. Talks at the Beidaihe Conference, August 1958
       9. American Imperialism Is Closely Surrounded by the Peoples of the World, 1964
       10. Cultural Revolution Readings, 1960s
          Bombard the Headquarters, August 5, 1966
          Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong, 1968
          Just a Few Words, October 25, 1966
    Documenting Mao
    11. Edgar Snow, Interview with Mao, 1937
    12. Stuart Schram, The Struggle on Two Fronts, 1967
    13. Nick Knight, Mao Zedong's "Sinification of Marxism," 1985
    14. Li Zhisui, The Emperor of Zhongnanhai, 1994
    15. Rae Yang, At the Center of the Storm, 1997
    16. Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party,

Some Questions on Party History, June 1981
    17. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Mao Matters, 1996
    18. Geremie Barmé, Shades of Mao, 1990s
       A Place in the Pantheon: Mao and Folk Religion by Xin Yuan
     "Musical Chairman"
    A China Chronology (1893-1976)
    Questions for Consideration
    Selected Bibliography