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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The leader of the Chinese communist party and later of teh People's Repbulic of China; b. 1893, d. 1976. Also referred to a simply Mao.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)


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  • At that time, the rise of Deng seemed just another twist in the operatic political struggles in China that followed the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 and the death of Mao Tse-tung that same year.

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  • Given the actual circumstances, however, a better sense of proportion would have been to schedule Mao Tse-tung—or, if he was too frail, Premier Chou En-lai—for a breakfast at the White House.

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