Tse-tung Mao

1893 - 1976

Founder and first leader of the Chinese Communist Party whose writings have world significance.

Mao Tse-tung is founder and first leader of the Chinese communist party. The Chinese Communist Party was formed in 1921 and together with the Nationalist party, worked together to reunite China. After Sun Yat-sen's death (leader of the Nationalist party) died, distrust between the two parties led to warfare. The Communists were outnumbered and in 1934 Mao Tse-tung led the Communists through the desert in what is known as The Long March to a safer location to administer their plans. The Communists once again joined forces with the Nationalists to fight the Japanese during World War II but returned to spreading Communism as soon as the war ended. The Communists gained control of China in 1949 and the Nationalists retreated to Taiwan.

The Little Red Book is a small book that contain a selection of quoations of Mao Tse-tung's writings.



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