© 2002

Mao Zedong and China’s Revolutions

A Brief History with Documents


Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Comrade, Chairman, Helmsman — The Continuous Revolutions of Mao Zedong

  3. Mao Documents

  4. Documenting Mao

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Edgar Snow
      Pages 183-192
    3. Stuart Schram
      Pages 193-197
    4. Li Zhisui
      Pages 204-209
    5. Rae Yang
      Pages 210-215
    6. Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
      Pages 216-219

About this book


Whether one views Mao Zedong as a hero or a demon, the "Great Helmsman" was undoubtedly a pivotal figure in the history of 20th-century China. The first part of this volume is an introductory essay that traces the history of 20th-century China, from Mao's early career up to the Chinese Communist Party's victory in 1949, through three decades of revolution, to Mao's death I 1976. The second half offers a selection of Mao's writings - including such seminal pieces as "On the New Democracy" and selections from the "Little Red Book" - and writings about Mao and his legacy by both his contemporaries and modern scholars. Also included are headnotes, a chronology, Questions for Consideration, photographs, a selected bibliography, and index.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaCanada

About the authors

Timothy Cheek is Associate Professor of History at Colorado College.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mao Zedong and China’s Revolutions
  • Book Subtitle A Brief History with Documents
  • Authors NA NA
  • Series Title The Bedford Series in History and Culture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-29429-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-63485-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-08687-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 259
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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