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A critical introduction to Mao, [edited by] Timothy Cheek

Label
A critical introduction to Mao
Title
A critical introduction to Mao
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Timothy Cheek
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mao Zedong's political career spanned more than half a century. The ideas he championed transformed one of the largest nations on earth and inspired revolutionary movements across the world. Even today Mao lives on in China, where he is regarded by many as a near-mythical figure, and in the West, where a burgeoning literature continues to debate his memory. In this book, leading scholars from different generations and around the world offer a critical evaluation of the life and legacy of China's most famous - some would say infamous - son. In the first section, chapters explore the historical and political context of Mao's emergence as a young man and revolutionary in the early twentieth century. Through this period it is possible to examine the nature of Mao's ideology in its purest form and to see why it was attractive to so many. This section also chronicles the main events of his life and individual aspects of that life: his key relationships with allies and foes, his followers and his public persona, his philosophy, and his relationship with women. In the final part, chapters debate the positive and negative aspects of his legacy; in China Mao has become a metaphor for the promises and betrayals of the twentieth century, in developing countries he remains a beacon of revolutionary hope for some, and in the West Mao continues to be the mirror of our hopes and fears. The book brings the scholarship on Mao up to date, and its alternative perspectives equip readers to assess for themselves the nature of this mercurial figure and his significance in modern Chinese history"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
951.05092
Index
index present
LC call number
DS778.M3
LC item number
C74 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Cheek, Timothy
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  • Mao, Zedong
  • China
Label
A critical introduction to Mao, [edited by] Timothy Cheek
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/84624/cover/9780521884624.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Hans J. van de Ven
  • Consuming fragments of Mao Zedong : the chairman's final two decades at the helm
  • Michael Schoenhals
  • Mao and his followers
  • Frederick C. Teiwes
  • Mao, Mao Zedong thought, and communist intellectuals
  • Hung-yok Ip
  • Gendered Mao : Mao, Maoism, and women
  • Delia Davin
  • Mao the man and Mao the icon
  • Pt. I. Mao's world:
  • Daniel Leese
  • pt. II. Mao's legacy:
  • For truly great men, look to this age alone : was Mao Zedong a new emperor?
  • Geremie R. Barme
  • Recent Mao Zedong scholarship in China
  • Xiao Yanzhong
  • Third world Maoism
  • Alexander C. Cook
  • Mao's journeys to the west : meanings made of Mao
  • Charles W. Hayford
  • Mao, revolution, and memory
  • Two perspectives on Mao Zedong
  • Jiang Yihua and Roderick MacFarquhar
  • Timothy Cheek
  • Making revolution in twentieth-century China
  • Joseph W. Esherick
  • From urban radical to rural revolutionary : Mao from the 1920s to 1937
  • Brantly Womack
  • War, cosmopolitanism, and authority : Mao from 1937 to 1956
Control code
ocn632228542
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 369 p.
Isbn
9780521711548
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010022109
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)632228542
Label
A critical introduction to Mao, [edited by] Timothy Cheek
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/84624/cover/9780521884624.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Hans J. van de Ven
  • Consuming fragments of Mao Zedong : the chairman's final two decades at the helm
  • Michael Schoenhals
  • Mao and his followers
  • Frederick C. Teiwes
  • Mao, Mao Zedong thought, and communist intellectuals
  • Hung-yok Ip
  • Gendered Mao : Mao, Maoism, and women
  • Delia Davin
  • Mao the man and Mao the icon
  • Pt. I. Mao's world:
  • Daniel Leese
  • pt. II. Mao's legacy:
  • For truly great men, look to this age alone : was Mao Zedong a new emperor?
  • Geremie R. Barme
  • Recent Mao Zedong scholarship in China
  • Xiao Yanzhong
  • Third world Maoism
  • Alexander C. Cook
  • Mao's journeys to the west : meanings made of Mao
  • Charles W. Hayford
  • Mao, revolution, and memory
  • Two perspectives on Mao Zedong
  • Jiang Yihua and Roderick MacFarquhar
  • Timothy Cheek
  • Making revolution in twentieth-century China
  • Joseph W. Esherick
  • From urban radical to rural revolutionary : Mao from the 1920s to 1937
  • Brantly Womack
  • War, cosmopolitanism, and authority : Mao from 1937 to 1956
Control code
ocn632228542
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 369 p.
Isbn
9780521711548
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010022109
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)632228542

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