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Mao: A Life by Philip Short. This fascinating biography holds the key to a real understanding of Mao's motivations. Mao was a colossal figure, great within his century, and in Chinese terms launching a new cycle of history. Tracing his life from a peasant upbringing, to his struggle for power, through to his role beyond the grave, the power struggle that followed his death in 1976 and his posthumous role as a secular deity.

Mao: A Life by Philip Short. This fascinating biography holds the key to a real understanding of Mao's motivations. Mao was a colossal figure, great within his century, and in Chinese terms launching a new cycle of history. Tracing his life from a peasant upbringing, to his struggle for power, through to his role beyond the grave, the power struggle that followed his death in 1976 and his posthumous role as a secular deity.

Mao - China saw to the end of more than 24 million lives during the first ten years of Mao’s takeover, another 25 million killed or intentionally starved between 1959 and 1962, plus an additional 22 million killings in the 1970′s Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution.

25 of History's Deadliest Dictators

25 of History's Deadliest Dictators, Stalin Killed 20 Million and Mao 20 Million plus - Do not forget as well dictator Idi Amin .

Miao wearing hand-created, pounded silver jewelry and head wear. China.

China/Miao women Shidong Village Image scanned from The Art of Silver Jewelry: From the Minorities of China, The Golden Triangle, Mongolia and Tibet

5DmkII video - Re-enacting the making of Mao's China

Tourists gather in Yan'an each morning to see Communist forces battle the Kuomintang. But veteran Mao Guangrong has no need to watch the re-enactment: he was…

Mao's China 1936-97 (Access to History)

Mao's China 1936-97 (Access to History)

Red scare: Blind Chinese dissident claims Chinese communist conquest of U.

Three Months in Mao's China : Between the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution (Paperback)

Three Months in Mao's China : Between the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution (Paperback)

Revolution, Revolutions

Shanghai Tower Shanghai, China Sited adjacent the neighboring Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in the heart of the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, the 632-meter Shanghai Tower ranks as China’s tallest building. As the skyline’s most prominent icon, the tower’s transparent, spiral form showcases cutting-edge sustainable strategies and public spaces that set new standards for green community

Shanghai Tower Shanghai, China Sited adjacent the neighboring Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in the heart of the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, the 632-meter Shanghai Tower ranks as China’s tallest building. As the skyline’s most prominent icon, the tower’s transparent, spiral form showcases cutting-edge sustainable strategies and public spaces that set new standards for green community

Linguistic Engineering: Language and Politics in Mao's China: Linguistic Engineering

Linguistic Engineering: Language and Politics in Mao's China: Linguistic Engineering

Jin Mao Tower - Shanghai, China -- top floors are the Grand Hyatt Hotel.by jill

Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, China. The tower has 88 floors and is ft. It contains the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. Until 2007 it was the tallest building in China.

Mao Tsé Tung and Duchamp! Not in itself adequate evidence that taking the piss would be tolerated in Mao's China.

Shi Xinning, Duchamp Retrospective Exhibition in China, (Photo: Courtesy of Sigg Collection)

'Boundlessly loyal to the great leader Chairman Mao, boundlessly loyal to the great Mao Zedong Thought, boundlessly loyal to Chairman Mao's revolutionary line'. Cina, 1966. Collection IISH

This says, "Boundlessly loyal to the great leader Chairman Mao, boundlessly loyal to the great Mao Zedong Thought, boundlessly loyal to Chairman Mao's revolutionary line." What a great, inspiring poster!

Judicial System and Reform in Post-mao China : Stumbling Towards Justice (Paperback) (Yuwen Li)

Judicial System and Reform in Post-mao China : Stumbling Towards Justice (Paperback) (Yuwen Li)

In China

Chairman Meow T-shirt Vintage Tshirt Fashion Cult Top Chairman Mao China Beige S-XXL Shirt (9.95 GBP) by Spicetag

Chairman Meow T-shirt Vintage Tshirt Fashion Cult Top Chairman Mao China Beige S-XXL Shirt

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