The Private Life Of Chairman Mao

Author: Li Zhi-Sui
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0307791394
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“The most revealing book ever published on Mao, perhaps on any dictator in history.”—Professor Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death twenty-two years later, Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician, which put him in daily—and increasingly intimate—contact with Mao and his inner circle. in The Private Life of Chairman Mao, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary experience at the center of Mao's decadent imperial court. Dr. Li clarifies numerous long-standing puzzles, such as the true nature of Mao's feelings toward the United States and the Soviet Union. He describes Mao's deliberate rudeness toward Khrushchev and reveals the actual catalyst of Nixon's historic visit. Here are also surprising details of Mao's personal depravity (we see him dependent on barbiturates and refusing to wash, dress, or brush his teeth) and the sexual politics of his court. To millions of Chinese, Mao was more god than man, but for Dr. Li, he was all too human. Dr. Li's intimate account of this lecherous, paranoid tyrant, callously indifferent to the suffering of his people, will forever alter our view of Chairman Mao and of China under his rule. Praise for The Private Life of Chairman Mao “From now one no one will be able to pretend to understand Chairman Mao's place in history without reference to this revealing account.”—Professor Lucian Pye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Dr. Li does for Mao what the physician Lord Moran's memoir did for Winston Churchill—turns him into a human being. Here is Mao unveiled: eccentric, demanding, suspicious, unregretful, lascivious, and unfailingly fascinating. Our view of Mao will never be the same again.”—Ross Terrill, author of China in Our Time “An extraordinarily intimate portrait of Mao. [Dr. Li] portrays [Mao's imperial court] as a place of boundless decadence, licentiousness, selfishness, relentless toadying and cutthroat political intrigue.”—Richard Bernstein, The New York Times “One of the most provocative books on Mao to appear since the publication of Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China.”—Paul G. Pickowicz, The Wall Street Journal

The Private Life Of Chairman Mao

Author: Zhisui Li
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780701140182
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Herinneringen van de lijfarts van de Chinese leider aan de jaren 1954-1976.

The Private Life Of Chairman Mao

Author: Zhisui Li
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Private Life Of Chairman Mao

Author: Zhisui Li
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780701140182
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The Private Life Of Chairman Mao The Memoirs Of Mao S Personal Physician Dr Zhisui Li

Author: Zhisui Li
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Biography Of A Chairman Mao Badge

Author: Melissa Schrift
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813529370
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An innovative look at the changing symbolic value of Chairman Mao badges, from the Cultural Revolution to the present day. Biography of a Chairman Mao Badge is a work of cultural history that contributes to our understanding not only of Chinese society but, more generally, of strategies people employ in responding to and transforming the meaning of propaganda campaigns and symbols.

Private Life Of Chairman Mao

Author: Zhisui Li
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140705922X
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For the first time, here is the extraordinary true story of one of the most powerful men, and ruthless dictators, who ever lived. Mao Zedong had control over more people for a longer period than any other leader in history. In this intimate biography we learn not only about the imperial grandeur of his life in a country racked by poverty and the vicious infighting at his court, but also about his extraordinary personal habits that equal those of deceased Korean supreme leader, Kim Jong Il, another infamous and idiosyncratic dictator, equally deified and worshipped by his followers: Mao's teeth turned black because he would only brush them with tea; he hardly ever bathed but then received Krushchev in his swimming pool where he obliged the Soviet President to join him. Li's revealing account also chronicles Mao's voracious sexual appetite that led to the seduction of thousands of peasant women because he believed in the mythical healing power of sex. Zhisui Li spent more time with Mao than perhaps any other person. He witnessed first-hand the catastrophic events that Mao's dotage and paranoia sparked in a country that revered him as a demi-god. The Private Life of Chairman Mao is a landmark biography, as fascinating as it is important to the understanding of modern China, and a must buy for fans of Wild Swans.

Mao

Author: Michael Lynch
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 135177929X
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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.

The Life Of Mao

Author: Ross Terrill
Editor: New Word City
ISBN: 1612308694
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"Indispensable to understanding the inseparable relationship between Mao and events in China over the last century. What's more, it's fascinating reading." - Chicago Sun-Times "Journalistic yet authoritative . . . lively and readable . . . insightful in . . . unraveling Mao's contradictions." – The New York Times "An illuminating full-length portrait . . ." – Los Angeles Times "Ross Terrill, probably this country's preeminent writer on China, has . . . given us a whole man to replace the two-dimensional representation . . ." - Boston Globe Everyone who came into close contact with Chinese dictator Mao Zedong was surprised at his personal habits. He would stay up much of the night, sleep during the day, and would sometimes remain awake for thirty-six hours or more, until he finally collapsed. Yet many who met Mao were impressed by his intellectual reach, originality, and kindness. It would seem difficult to reconcile these two views of Mao. But there was no divide between Mao the man and Mao the leader. This insightful biography by China scholar Ross Terrill provides a comprehensive account of this powerful and polarizing figure.

Manufacturing History

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A critique of Random House's 1994 English translation of The private life of Chairman Mao : the memoirs of Mao's personal physician by Dr. Li Zhisui. The authors contend the translation was deliberately altered to serve as a piece of propaganda and misinformation against Mao and the Communist regime.

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse Tung

Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446545318
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Chairman Mao

Author: Christian Boniman
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985720220
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Chairman Mao, Illustrated Colour Biography.

Mao Zedong The Secrets Of The Chinese Revolution Biography Series

Author: Matt Green
Editor: Matt Green
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Mao Zedong was one of the greatest leaders of China's history. By the time he died in 1976, he had profoundly changed the course of history. In this ebook you will learn more interesting facts about the revolution in China. Many people says that he was responsible for the deaths of perhaps 60 million people. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

The Man On Mao S Right

Author: Ji Chaozhu
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1588367193
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No other narrative from within the corridors of power has offered as frank and intimate an account of the making of the modern Chinese nation as Ji Chaozhu’s The Man on Mao’s Right. Having served Chairman Mao Zedong and the Communist leadership for two decades, and having become a key figure in China’s foreign policy, Ji now provides an honest, detailed account of the personalities and events that shaped today’s People’s Republic. The youngest son of a prosperous government official, nine-year-old Ji and his family fled Japanese invaders in the late 1930s, escaping to America. Warmly received by his new country, Ji returned its embrace as he came of age in New York’s East Village and then attended Harvard University. But in 1950, after years of enjoying a life of relative ease while his countrymen suffered through war and civil strife, Ji felt driven by patriotism to volunteer to serve China in its conflict with his adoptive country in the Korean War. Ji’s mastery of the English language and American culture launched his improbable career, eventually winning him the role of English interpreter for China’s two top leaders: Premier Zhou Enlai and Party Chairman Mao Zedong. With a unique blend of Chinese insight and American candor, Ji paints insightful portraits of the architects of modern China: the urbane, practical, and avuncular Zhou, the conscience of the People’s Republic; and the messianic, charismatic Mao, student of China’s ancient past–his country’s stern father figure. In Ji’s memoir, he is an eyewitness to modern Chinese history, including the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, the Nixon summit, and numerous momentous events in Tiananmen Square. As he becomes caught up in political squabbles among radical factions, Ji’s past and charges against him of “incorrect” thinking subject him to scrutiny and suspicion. He is repeatedly sent to a collective farm to be “reeducated” by the peasants. After the Mao years, Ji moves on to hold top diplomatic posts in the United States and the United Kingdom and then serves as under secretary-general of the United Nations. Today, he says, “The Chinese know America better than the Americans know China. The risk is that we misperceive each other.” This highly accessible insider’s chronicle of a struggling people within a developing powerhouse nation is also Ji Chaozhu’s dramatic personal story, certain to fascinate and enlighten Western readers. A riveting biography and unique historical record, The Man on Mao’s Right recounts the heartfelt struggle of a man who loved two powerful nations that were at odds with each other. Ji Chaozhu played an important role in paving the way for what is destined to be known as the Chinese Century. Praise for The Man on Mao’s Right "Brave, beautifully written testimony . A true "fly-on-the-wall" account of the momentous changes in Chinese society and international relations over the last century." --Kirkus Reviews “It is a relief to read an account by an urbane and often witty insider who neither idolizes nor demonizes China's top leaders . . . . Highly recommended." —Library Journal, starred review

Jiang Qing 68 Success Facts Everything You Need To Know About Jiang Qing

Author: Michael Simon
Editor: Emereo Publishing
ISBN: 9781488555879
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Here it is: Jiang Qing! This book is your ultimate resource for Jiang Qing. Here you will find the most up-to-date 68 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Jiang Qing's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Chinese opera - 1949-1985, Cultural Revolution - Communist Party opinions, Kang Sheng - Yan'an, History of socialism - China (1945-65), Cultural Revolution Group - Role in the Cultural Revolution, Project 571 Outline - Details of the plot, Jiang Qing (Confucian), Eight model plays, Cultural Revolution - 1967, Tsai Chin (actress) - 1960s, Gang of Four - Role, The Private Life of Chairman Mao - Synopsis, Chen Boda - The Cultural Revolution, Gang of Four - Downfall, Red Guards (People's Republic of China) - Origins, 3rd Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China - Preparation, Lianhua Film Company - Actors and Actresses, Maoism - Maoism after Mao, He Long - In the People's Republic, Red Guards (People's Republic of China) - Role in the Cultural Revolution, Jiang Qing (Confucian) - Political Confucianism and Rejection of Western idea of 'Equality', Becoming Madame Mao - Plot summary, Four Olds - Campaign, Cultural Revolution Group - Fall of the Cultural Revolution Group, Jiang (surname) - Notable People Bearing This Surname, Cultural Revolution - PLA gains pre-eminent role, Eight model plays - Origin, Criticize Lin, Criticize Confucius, Cultural Revolution - February Outline, Jiang Qing (Confucian) - Reception of Jiang's ideology, Cultural Revolution - Precursor, and much more...

Mao The Unknown Story

Author: Jon Halliday
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448156866
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Jung Chang's Wild Swans was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husband Jon Halliday have written a groundbreaking biography of Mao Tse-tung. Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before - and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him - this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. In chasing this dream he caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule - in peacetime. Combining meticulous history with the story-telling style of Wild Swans, this biography makes immediate Mao's roller-coaster life, as he intrigued and fought every step of the way to force through his unpopular decisions. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Mao's court, and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses. Mao's character and the enormity of his behaviour towards his wives, mistresses and children are unveiled for the first time. This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the general reader alike.

Mao

Author: Philip Short
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1786730154
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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.

Mao Zedong

Author: Wenxian Zhong
Editor: Continental Enterprises
ISBN:
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The Noodle Maker Of Kalimpong

Author: Anne F. Thurston
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448175968
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For over half a century, noodlemaker Gyalo Thondup has been a familiar figure in the Himalayan hill town of Kalimpong. But it was not until 2010 that the townsfolk discovered his true identity: Gyalo Thondup is none other than the older brother of the Dalai Lama and his special envoy, a trusted interlocutor between Tibet and foreign leaders from Chiang Kai-shek to Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai to Deng Xiaoping. Indeed, only the Dalai Lama himself has played a more important role in the political history of modern, tragedy-ridden Tibet. Now, for the first time, Gyalo Thondup is prepared to tell his story. His remarkable account offers an intimate, personal look at the Dalai Lama and his immediate family, as well as an insider's view of the vicious and sometimes deadly struggles within the Potala Palace - the seat of power in Tibet. His is a story of the 'real' Tibet - a country that is secular as well as sacred, where the source of conflict is not just with China but between Tibetans themselves. Candid and insightful, this long-awaited account reveals Gyalo Thondup to have been a key figure in the great game played out by China, India, Russia and the United States over the strategically important Tibetan plateau.

Deng Xiaoping

Author: Alexander Pantsov
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019939203X
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Alexander Pantsov and Steven Levine's new biography of Deng Xiaoping does what no other biography has done: based on newly discovered documents, it covers his entire life, from his childhood and student years to the post-Tiananmen era. Thanks to unprecedented access to Russian archives containing massive files on the Chinese Communist Party, the authors present a wealth of new material on Deng dating back to the 1920s.