Mao zedong (previously mao tse-tung) is undisputedly the preeminent figure in modern chinese history, and also a commanding presence in the history of the twentieth mao wasted no time in consolidating communist rule he proclaimed the founding of the people's republic of china on october 1, 1949, and moved. Mao zedong was the chinese communist dictator that founded the people's republic of china in 1949 he is most famous for uniting china, and for being responsible for millions of lives lost during his reign mao zedong was born on december 26 th , 1893, in shaoshan, hunan province of china, to mao yichang,. This 1977 documentary describes the life of mao tse-tung and his effect on china mao zedong or mao tse-tung (december 26, 1893 – september 9, 1976), also kno but before the war, relation between china communist leader, mao zedong and the vietminh leader, ho chi minh was very close. Mao tse-tung (mao zedong) was born of chinese peasant stock in the twilight years of china's imperial reign, which had lasted for more than 2 000 years he lived to become paramount ruler over a quarter of the global population, and to establish the world's largest communist regime his successes as revolutionary. Profiles of chinese leaders from mao zedong to xi jinping no overview of chinese history would be complete without a survey of the life of mao zedong he was elected leader of the chinese communist party during the long march at zunyi, guizhou and remained effective leader of the communists until his death.
Repeated mention in its pages of a leader, public figure, organization, idea, or campaign, was seen as as sign of official favor one of the earliest and most prominent influences on mao zedong (full biography) li ta-chao, a founder of the chinese communist party, a 1953 article by tsinghua. Even the communist party itself has admitted that period of mao's rule inflicted “ grave disorder, damage and retrogression” on the country despite all this, jeff wasserstrom, a professor of chinese history at the university of california, irvine, said mao remained a revered figure in some parts of china. (cnn) -- few people in history deserve sole credit for changing the fate of an entire nation one of them is mao tse-tung, the man who rose from the peasantry to become the pre-eminent revolutionary theorist, political leader and statesman of communist china mao's influence endured more than 40 years from the long.
Mao zedong (1893-1976, wade-giles: mao tse-tung) was a chinese communist, military commander, strategist, political philosopher and party leader he became the most significant leader and figurehead of the chinese revolution rising from humble origins, mao was a minor regional figure in the chinese communist. Mao zedong, founder of the people's republic of china, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official communist party archives said it was like [the cambodian communist dictator] pol pot's genocide multiplied 20 times over, he said. Biography of mao zedong 1284 words | 5 pages december 26, 1893, mao zedong was the founding leader of the people's republic of china and ruled as the chairman of the communist party of china from 1949 up until he died on september the 9th, 1976 he is largely accredited with crafting the post-revolution. Mao zedong wikipedia article wikipedia chinese maocom chinesemaocom mao internet library marx2maocom paul noll mao site this is how mao met liu shaoqi, later an important general in the long march and a president of china, and xiao chen, a founding member of the communist party in 1921, mao.
The september 1949 conference in peking was both a celebration of the communist victory in the long civil war against nationalist chinese forces and the unveiling of the communist regime that would henceforth rule over china mao and his communist supporters had been fighting against what they claimed was a corrupt. Censors swung into action after mr xi's bid to become leader for life resurrected memories of mao's personality cult and the feverish emotions that it created by javier the communist party has added the president's name and ideas to its constitution, solidifying his position as china's most powerful leader in decades. 9--mao tse-tung, who began as an obscure peasant, died one of history's great revolutionary figures born at a time in chinese terms, he ranked with chin shih-huang, the first emperor, who unified china in 221 bc, and was the man chairman mao most liked to compare himself to with incredible. This long march cemented mao zedong's position as leader of the chinese communists he was able to rally the troops despite their dire situation in 1937, japan invaded china the chinese communists and the kmt halted their civil war to meet this new threat, which lasted through japan's 1945 defeat.
In 1966, china's communist leader mao zedong launched what became known as the cultural revolution in order to reassert his authority over the chinese government believing that current communist leaders were taking the party, and china itself, in the wrong direction, mao called on the nation's youth to purge the. Read a biography about the life of mao zedong the chinese communist leader responsible for the disastrous policies including the 'great leap forward' and the 'cultural revolution.
In this lesson, you'll be learning about the life of mao zedong, the founder of the people's republic of china you'll look at the facts surrounding his ascension and even his accomplishments and then you can test your knowledge with a quiz. Mao zedong (wade-giles: mao tse-tung simplified chinese 毛泽东' traditional chinese 毛澤東) was a chinese communist and political leader mao was born on december 26, 1893, into a prosperous peasant family still one of only 3 peasants to rule all of china he started his career as a physical education instructor.
Kids learn about the biography of mao zedong, leader of the people's republic of china and the chinese communist party also called mao tse-tung. When he formally established the people's republic of china in 1949, communist leader mao zedong declared, 'the chinese people have stood up' but what did this mean for the ordinary peasant, student, or urban worker from mangoes and rats tails to typewriters and atomic bombs, we look at some of. It's a scandal that few westerners are even aware, or, if they are aware, they are not conscious, of the bloody reality that prevailed in china between the years 1949 and 1976, the years of communist rule by mao zedong. Mao zedong (b 1893–d 1976) was one of the most remarkable political leaders of the 20th century, an all-powerful leader in china, and a major world to mao and maoism that sets mao's life in the broader context of 20th-century chinese history, discussing the development of the chinese communist.