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Mao Zedong was a giant of 20th century history. In this Very Short Introduction, Delia Davin provides an account of Mao the man. From his childhood as a peasant to ruler of the most populous nation on Earth, she considers the major events in his life, his revolutionary writing, and his utopian dreams that culminated in the Cultural Revolution.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Mao Zedong was a giant of 20th century history. In this Very Short Introduction, Delia Davin provides an account of Mao the man. From his childhood as a peasant to ruler of the most populous nation on Earth, she considers the major events in his life, his revolutionary writing, and his utopian dreams that culminated in the Cultural Revolution.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 160
  • Erscheinungstermin: 25. April 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 172mm x 111mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 126g
  • ISBN-13: 9780199588664
  • ISBN-10: 019958866X
  • Artikelnr.: 36920179
Autorenporträt
Delia Davin, Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Leeds
Inhaltsangabe
1 Formative years
2 Marxist Labour organizer to Peasant Revolutionary
3 Achieving pre-eminence 1934-1949
4 The revolution institutionalized: first years of the People's Republic
5 The Great Leap Forward and its Aftershocks
6 The Cultural Revolution
7 Decline and death
8 Assessments and legacies
References and further reading