Mao Tse-Tung: Ruler of Red China

Mao Tse-Tung: Ruler of Red China

Mao Tse-Tung: Ruler of Red China

Mao Tse-Tung: Ruler of Red China

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This book is a study of the mind of Mao Tse-tung from his birth in a small village in Hunan to his arrival in Peking as the conqueror of China in 1949. I have been more interested in the influences which went to form his mind than in a recital of his day to day activities: so the Taiping rebellion, the translations of Yen Fu, the commentaries of Kang Yu-wei, his friendship with Hsiao San, the long period under which he was under the influence of Chen Tu-hsiu, and his close attachment to Hu Han-min are studied at some length, and I have discussed his poetry, his political writings and his theoties of guerrilla warfare as though they are, as I believe them to be, more important than his actions, or even his political speeches. I have said little about his associates, men like Chou En-lai, Chu Teh, Lin Piao and Peng Teh-huei, without whom the victory might never have come about, because enough is known about them from the writings of Edgar Snow, Nym Wales, Agnes Smedley and others. Mao Tse-tung did not, of course, launch the Chinese Communist revolution single-handed, and in a sense this book is unfair to his friends.

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