Mao Zedong (1893–1976)

Mao Zedong was the first-generation leader of the Chinese Communist Party. He helped found the party and later the People's Republic of China. In China, he is renowned as a party and national leader, military strategist, poet, and political writer. All these roles granted him opportunities for political communication. As a party leader, he successfully engaged the party in seizing political power through military struggles with their enemies and then establishing the People's Republic of China in 1949. As a national leader, he launched a series of political movements that culminated in the Cultural Revolution, for various reasons ranging from removing his political opponents to reforming Chinese culture. His poems vented his political dreams. In his political writings, he elaborated the party's positions, policies, missions, ...

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