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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For sheer numbers of dead—tens of millions during the 1960s and ’70s—China’s Mao Zedong has been called history’s worst mass murderer.
The week before, Mr. Bo—whose own father was a revolutionary leader purged and jailed by Chairman Mao Zedong in 1967—made a star appearance on stage at several "red singing" shows across the capital.