Ruling A Quarter Of Mankind

Autor: Paul Tai
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530844494
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For nearly a half of the 20th century, Chinese leaders Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong ruled a population accounting for a quarter of mankind. They fought two wars involving millions of soldiers, participated in three epochal revolutions, went through disasters of almost biblical proportions, and confronted imperialist predators threatening to conquer their land. Yet, by 1945, Chiang had elevated China to the world's fourth greatest power; by 1972, Mao had advanced the country further to the third greatest power; and by the mid1970s when they died, they had set the foundation for an emerging superpower in the 21st century. While achieving these deeds, they also committed gross mistakes. Going beyond merely labeling their rule as dictatorship, this book compares thoroughly the two leader's ruling skills. It probes deep into their two primary means of governance, what Mao graphically called, "The Barrel of the Gun and the Barrel of the Pen." It exposes, in detail, their little known supplementary means of governance-a whole arsenal of power plays that are grouped as "the art of the possible." It concludes with a judicious assessment of their accomplishments and failures. Written in a flowing narrative style and with vivid illustrative episodes, this book makes an immensely readable volume.

The Intimate Sex Lives Of Famous People

Autor: Irving Wallace
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 1932595295
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Presents intimate and revealing information about the sexual exploits of over two hundred famous individuals of the near and distant past.

The Generalissimo

Autor: Jay Taylor
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674033388
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Chiang was a man of war who led the most ancient and populous country in the world through a quarter century of bloody revolutions, civil conflict, and wars of resistance against Japanese aggression. In 1949, when he was defeated by Mao Zedong, he fled t

Documentary World History And National Power In The Prc

Autor: Gotelind Mueller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135089132
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Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an upsurge in interest in foreign history, with a view to illuminating China’s role not only in world history, but also on the global stage today, and in the future. This book examines three recent Chinese documentary television series which present the officially sanctioned view of the rise of the modern West, the reasons for the end of the Soviet Union, and the legitimisation of the present-day Chinese government via a specific reading of modern Chinese history to argue for a ‘Chinese rise’ in the future. With a focus on these documentaries, Gotelind Müller discusses how history is presented on screen, and explores the function of visual history for memory culture and wider society. Further, this book reveals how the presentation of Chinese and foreign history in a global framework impacts on the officially transmitted views on Self and Other, and thus provides a keen insight into how the Chinese themselves regard their ‘global rise’. Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC will be welcomed by students and scholars working across a number of fields, including Chinese studies, East Asian studies, media studies, television studies, history and memory studies.


Autor: Michael Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351779281
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Michael Lynch’s second edition of Mao examines the life of this controversial figure. Opening with a detailed chronology, it delves into Mao’s younger years and tracks his gradual rise to power, with a chapter dedicated to the cult status that surrounded him. Through a wealth of primary and secondary sources and a balanced consideration of the conflicting views that surround Mao’s leadership, this book provides a thorough exploration of Mao’s political and private life. Key features of the second edition include a detailed analysis of the Long March, an account of Sino-Japanese relations and an assessment of Mao’s ongoing legacy. This biography will be essential reading for anyone interested in Mao and the politics of twentieth-century China.


Autor: Philip Short
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786720159
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One of the great figures of the twentieth century, Chairman Mao looms irrepressibly over the economic rise of China. Mao Zedong was the leader of a revolution, a communist who lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, an aggressive and distrustful leader, and a man responsible for more civilian deaths than perhaps any other historical figure. Now, four decades after Mao’s death, acclaimed biographer Philip Short presents a fully updated and revised edition of his ground-breaking and masterly biography. Vivid, uncompromising and unflinching, Short presents in one-volume the man behind the propaganda - his family, his beliefs and his horrors. In doing so he shows us both the human being Mao was, and the monster he became.


Autor: Philip Short
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805066388
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Selected Works Of Mao Tse Tung

Autor: Mao Tse-Tung
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483154343
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Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung, Volume IV focuses on the views of Mao Tse-Tung on communism, revolution, civil war, and patriotism. The volume first ponders on China's policy following victory in the war of resistance against Japan and the response of Mao Tse-Tung on Chiang Kai-shek's meddling with the surrender of Japanese forces and his plans for a counter-revolutionary civil war. The publication also takes a look at the role of rent reduction and production on the defense of liberated areas and the policy for work in the liberated areas. The book examines Mao Tse-Tung's call for his comrades to rise in arms against the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek, particularly taking note of the support that Chiang Kai-shek is getting from the United States. The text also elaborates on the concept of operations for the Liaohsi-Shenyang and Huai-hai campaigns; strengthening the party committee system; and the demand to include punishment for Japanese and Kuomintang war criminals. The volume is a dependable source of data for readers interested in the views of Mao Tse-Tung on communism, revolution, civil war, and patriotism.

Odd Man Out

Autor: Richard C. Thornton
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
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"Professor Richard C. Thornton's book is a political history of the contentious American-Soviet-Chinese interaction during 1949 and 1950 that precipitated the Korean War and altered the shape of global politics from then to now. Odd Man Out is based on recently declassified and previously unavailable documents from Soviet, Chinese, and U.S. archives. Thornton contends that the war was primarily the result of the machinations and miscalculations of Stalin, Truman, Mao, and their respective advisors. Thus, the strife between North Koreans and South Koreans was secondary, and the war itself was avoidable."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Mao S Great Famine

Autor: Frank Dikötter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747595089
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An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China.