What kind of 'ruler' was Mao Zedong? Utilizing a rich mix of analysis and new translations, this book examines other imperial predecessors and the elements linking Mao and Ming Taizu, the fourteenth-century peasant rebel who founded the Ming dynasty, as well as critiques of Western and Chinese scholarship. The book then presents translations with commentary of PRC scholars on Taizu and Mao, showing the evolution in Chinese though toward both rulers from the Cultural Revolution to the Deng Xiaoping reform era.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 228 x 151 x 22 mm
The parallels of Mao's career and that of Zhu are fascinating and instructive, and this thoughtful and well-documented book throws new light on them. * China Quarterly *
The authors of this book should be commended for taking on such a large and complex issue. * The China Journal *