: Mao Tse-Tung
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Mao Tse-tung or Mao Zedong ( December 26, 1893 - September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as an autocrat styled the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. His Marxist-Leninist theories, military strategies, and political policies are collectively known as Maoism or Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung comprises 427 quotations, divided thematically into 33 chapters. It is also called "Thoughts of Chairman Mao" by many Chinese people. The quotations range in length from a sentence to a few short paragraphs, and borrow heavily from a group of about two dozen documents in the four volumes of Mao's Selected Works. In the book's latter half, a strong empiricist tendency evidences itself in Mao's thought. Usually the quotations are arranged logically, to deal with one to three themes in the development of a chapter. The table below summarizes the book. Please note that the summaries represent what Mao is claiming or writing in each chapter. In 1966, the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China approved Quotations from Chairman Mao for export. To meet overseas requirements, the editors of the Chinese Foreign Language Press made revisions necessitated by the situation. They added a "second edition preface" endorsement by Lin Biao, dated 16 December 1966 (which was torn out following Lin Biao's death and public disgrace in September 1971). On the last page, they listed the names of the publisher (PLA General Political Department) without an ISBN, the printer and distributor (both Xinhua Bookstore), and the publication year. By May 1967, bookstores in 117 countries and territories around the world - including Great Britain, France, Spain, Japan, the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, Nepal, Indonesia, Burma, Iran, Arab and African nations and others - were distributing Mao's Quotations. Foreign presses operating in 20 countries contributed to the publication of 20 translations in 35 versions. Hou Bo and her husband Xu Xiaobing were the official photographers of Mao Zedong. Contents: - Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung with Hou Bo's photographs and Original Lin Biao epigraph from the 1966 French edition (with a fault). Hou Bo's photographs (Discussed general topics): Young Mao Mao working in a rice field Mao wearing a cap Mao standing in a jeep Mao voting Mao making a speech Mao in front of a crowd Mao visiting workers Mao visiting with a family Mao sitting Mao playing table tennis - Two other works: Communism and Dictatorship / Analysis Of The Classes In Chinese Society. Also available on Amazon Kindle Store.