A Political and Intellectual Portrait
By (author) Maurice Meisner
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Mao Zedong by Maurice Meisner
Book DescriptionRevolutionary and ruler, Marxist and nationalist, liberator and despot, Mao Zedong takes a place among the iconic leaders of the twentieth century. In this book, Maurice Meisner offers a balanced portrait of the man who defined modern China. From his role as leader of a communist revolution in a war-torn and largely rural country to the disasters of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, the relationship between Mao's ideas and his political action is highly disputed. With unparalleled authority, Meisner shows how Mao's unique sinification of Marxism provides the key to looking at this extraordinary political career. The first part of the book is devoted to Mao's revolutionary leadership before 1949, in particular the influence of the liberal and anarchist ideas of the May Fourth era, his discovery of Marxism, Leninism and his conviction that peasants held the potential for revolution. In the second part, Meisner analyses Mao's early successes as a nationalist unifier and modernizer, the failure of his socialism and his eventual transformation into a tyrant.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745631073
(225mm x 163mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maurice Meisner
Mao Zedong, Hardback (February 2007)
Revolutionary and ruler, Marxist and nationalist, liberator and despot, Mao Zedong takes a place among the iconic leaders of the twentieth century. In this new book, Maurice Meisner offers a balanced portrait and in-depth account of the man who defined modern China.
Mao's China and After, Paperback (April 1999)
In this much anticipated revision, Maurice Meisner again provides piercing insight and comprehensive coverage of China's fascinating and turbulent modern history.
Marxism and the Chinese Experience, Paperback (January 1989)» View all books by Maurice Meisner
These essays consider the implications for Chinese socialism of the repudiation of the Cultural Revolution and the legacy of Mao Zedong as well as the meaning of the new definition and direction Mao's successors have given socialism.
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Author Biography - Maurice Meisner
Maurice Meisner is Harvey Goldberg Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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