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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mao Zedong 1893-1976. Chinese Communist leader and theorist. A founder of the Chinese Communist Party (1921), he led the Long March (1934-1935) and proclaimed the People's Republic of China in 1949. As party chairman and the country's first head of state (1949-1959) he initiated the Great Leap Forward and the founding of communes. He continued as party chairman after 1959 and was a leading figure in the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969). In the 1970s he consolidated his political power and established ties with the West.

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  • n. Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)

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Examples

  • In the West the youth of that time smoked dope, practised desperately unsafe sex, and clung to the thoughts of maharishis and John Lennon, while in the East they washed in blood as they chanted the name of Mao Zedong.

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  • For example, the horseback photo bears a striking similarity to an image in “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda,” now at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, showing Hitler as a mounted knight in shining armor, while the swimming photo recalls Mao Zedong

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  • We also understand that the artist that they picked has spent a lifetime and a history of doing Mao Zedong, which is a man who has committed all kinds of human atrocities.

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  • Zou Enlai resented the then CPIML calling Mao Zedong its Chairman

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  • But instead of bringing together people such as Mao Zedong (Chairman Mao), Lin Biao and Deng Xiaoping it will simply bring together my feet and my sandals.

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  • The luxury expo took advantage of the 2009 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, exhibiting luxury yachts, premium wines, china, jewellery, pseudo-classic furniture, luxury cars and luxury products including the biggest yellow diamond in China and the cars of first-generation Chinese leaders such as Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai.

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  • Modern Drama Troupe of the PLA General Political Department presents the drama 'Mao Zedong's Reverie at Xibaipo' from March 10 to 14, 2010.

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  • writing for Danwei, describes the contradiction: I turned on a Beijing TV variety show and was jolted by the sight of 'Mao Zedong' and 'Zhou Enlai' playing a game of ping pong.

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  • "China is no longer ruled by a strong man a la Mao Zedong or Deng Xiaoping, but by a collective oligarchy," said Susan Shirk, a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Clinton administration.

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  • But only a few decades later, Mao Zedong's Communists found outrage to be the more useful frame.

    The War That Turned China Against the West

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