Mao: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN: 9780199588664 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2013 Autor: Delia Davin Editură: Oxford University Press Colecție: Very Short Introductions Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 160 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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As a giant of 20th century history, Mao Zedong played many roles: peasant revolutionary, patriotic leader against the Japanese occupation, Marxist theoretician, modernizer, and visionary despot. This Very Short Introduction chronicles Mao's journey from peasant child to ruler of the most populous nation on Earth. He was a founder of both the Chinese Communist Party and the Red Army, and for many years he fought on two fronts, for control of the Party and in an armed struggle for the Party's control of the country. His revolution unified China and began its rise to world power status. He was the architect of the Great Leap Forward that he hoped would make China both prosperous and egalitarian, but instead ended in economic disaster resulting in millions of deaths. It was Mao's growing suspicion of his fellow leaders that led him to launch the Cultural Revolution, and his last years were dogged by ill-health and his despairing attempts to find a successor whom he trusted. Delia Davin provides an invaluable introduction to Mao, showing him in all his complexity; ruthless, brutal, and ambitious, a man of enormous talent and perception, yet a leader who is still detested by some and venerated by others.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Delia Davin
Data Publicarii
2013
Editura
Oxford University Press
Inaltime
17.1
Latime
11
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
160
Colectie
Very Short Introductions
Isbn 13
9780199588664
Cod
9780199588664
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