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  • Paperback
  • 188
  • Mao Zedong
  • Jonathan D. Spence
  • English
  • 27 May 2019
  • 9780143037729

10 thoughts on “Mao Zedong

  1. says:

    This was no deep look into the trivial doings of Mao but rather a synopsis of his life I found it to be absolutely perfect for what it was The details all seemed to be on the same plane no sudden dips down into minutia unmatched elsewhere Likewise no skipping over the surface to cover great gulfs of time in only a few pages No doubt the end lacked depth but the author certainly made a good case for they why Mao's personal journe

  2. says:

    A brief and not at all sensational account of Chairman Mao Meaning it does not address any of the sensational aspects of Mao's personality such as Mao's physician did or dwell on the disasters of the Cultural Revolution of of the Great Leap Forward or get into the whys and wherefores of Mao's manipulative relationship with Lin Biao Liu Sha

  3. says:

    This is a good uick read for someone who interested in the way Mao created a public personality and clung to failing policies despite some evidence of his own doubt and criticism from others His journey from a child born in a peasant village who was uick to follow the winds of radical movements and read subversiv

  4. says:

    The author doesn't wander himself into Mao’s ideological maze and his mysterious motives He doesn’t condemn or praises Mao’s political journey Amid authors whom demonize and over analyze psychologically to the point of conspiracy theories other world leaders this author just gives headlines Which sometimes were not certainly

  5. says:

    History is not really my favorite subject but finally I finished read this one The brief biography of Mao Ze Dong tells the overview of his life and what happening in the China at that period The book provides detail about Mao’s earlier life Mao had struggle so often against the autocratic nature of his father hated and despised the shackles of bourgeois marriage and had found joy in a free love relationship detest schools and would rathe

  6. says:

    I actually used an old audio tape while driving Shows you the kind of stuff I listen to A fair even handed biography Very thorough Wha

  7. says:

    This small book which tries to tell a story about one huge world leader really helps readers in a sense that you

  8. says:

    swift read a bit of a decline into madness or just the general madness of one idea that's supposed to fix the world at whatever cost

  9. says:

    For those looking for a short introduction into the life of Chairman Mao Zedong this is a perfect book Although it is true that others have gone in depth for a person who is just reading for a simple understanding of his life it gives the information that helps you understand the revolution leading to the current state of The People's Repub

  10. says:

    A very condensed biography I felt it covers the beginnings of Mao's political career uite well but it's rather concise on the Small Leap the Great Leap and the Cultural Revolution It also has no time to shed light on Mao's accompanying characte

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Jonathan D. Spence Ç 6 review

Mao Zedong

Ultuous era that he did so much to shape   Jonathan Spence captures Mao in all his paradoxical grandeur and sheds light on the radical transformation he unleashed that still reverberates in China today ?. swift read a bit of a decline into madness or just the general madness of one idea that s supposed to fix the world at whatever cost represented and certainly also pushed by one person famine and the destruction of countless lives seems to always go along with these grand schemes to make the world a better place makes me wonder how ppl would carry around the little red book and proclaim themselves Maoists

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Lute power unifying with an iron fist a vast country torn apart by years of weak leadership colonialism and war This sharply drawn and insightful account brings to life this modern day emperor and the tum. I actually used an old audio tape while driving Shows you the kind of stuff I listen to A fair even handed biography Very thorough What a catastrophic failure Maoism was How does it happen Part of it is losing touch with reality Part of it is a fear of being overthrown Part of it is believing so much in a philosophy that all discussion goes out the door He was willing to destroy all of the historical buildings in Beijing and would rather have had all smokestacks So he nixed a plan to have the greatest park system in the world for workers At least 20 million people died in the Great Leap Forward or Cultural Revolution Enough said The White Nights of Ramadan unifying with an iron fist a vast country torn apart by years of weak leadership colonialism and war This sharply drawn and insightful account brings to life this modern day emperor and the tum. I actually Beyond the Pale used an old audio tape while driving Shows you the kind of stuff I listen to A fair even handed biography Very thorough What a catastrophic failure Maoism was How does it happen Part of it is losing touch with reality Part of it is a fear of being overthrown Part of it is believing so much in a philosophy that all discussion goes out the door He was willing to destroy all of the historical buildings in Beijing and would rather have had all smokestacks So he nixed a plan to have the greatest park system in the world for workers At least 20 million people died in the Great Leap Forward or Cultural Revolution Enough said

summary Mao Zedong

“Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao Superb” Chicago Tribune From humble origins in the provinces Mao Zedong rose to abso. This is a good uick read for someone who interested in the way Mao created a public personality and clung to failing policies despite some evidence of his own doubt and criticism from others His journey from a child born in a peasant village who was uick to follow the winds of radical movements and read subversive newspapers as a youth to an isolated older man that imposed radical policies rooted in lofty aphorisms and who was paranoid of dissent from intellectuals and students much like himself when he was a youth I wish this book had gone into depth about how his conflict with chiang kai shek or the Chinese civil war I wondered while reading the book if Mao s experience with the several deaths of his children in their infancy and detachment from then influenced his apathy towards the suffering of the people for the sake of revolution On another note there was som


About the Author: Jonathan D. Spence

Jonathan D Spence is a historian specializing in Chinese history His self selected Chinese name is Shǐ Jǐngiān simplified Chinese 史景迁; traditional Chinese 史景遷 which roughly translates to A historian who admires Sima ianHe has been Sterling Professor of History at Yale University since His most famous book is The Search for Modern China which has become one of the standard texts.