Mao Zedong 1893-1976
Mao Zedong, also spelled
Mao Tse-Tung, was China's
revolutionary leader, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, and
chief of state.
A true revolutionary, Mao was a tough
soldier as well.
He was the inventor of Maoism,
which is Mao Zedong's interpretation of Marxism, Leninism, life, universe, and revolution in
Mao Zedong's Family
In 1920, Mao married Yang Kaihui.
YANG KAIHUI AND KIDS
In 1939, Mao married Jiang Qing, who died in 1991.
Mao Zedong's Early
Mao's folks were farmers. After getting the basics at village
school, wee Mao became a farm hand at age 13. He went on to Changsha for more education.
Mao Zedong's First
The first real revolution in Mao's life started in 1911. It became
known as the Chinese Revolution, which overthrew the Ch'ing,
or Manchu, dynasty in 1912 and created a republic.
The Chinese Revolution, or Republican
Revolution, started on October 10, 1911.
For six months, Mao was a soldier in
Here is the map of China in 1910
Since 1898, Germany claimed
located in China, as a colony.
World War I
and by means of the
of Versailles of 1919, the allies took Kiautschou from the
Germans and, instead of giving it back to China, they gave it to the
The Chinese were outraged, especially
Chinese students. Their answer was revolt, which became known as the
May Fourth Movement.
Mao was on the roll. Little by little he
embraced Marxism and developed the skill of rallying the population.
Furthermore, Mao discovered the revolutionary potential of the
Mao Zedong and Chiang
In 1923, Mao joined the Nationalist Party, also called
Kuomintang. In 1925, the leader of the party,
became the new head of the organization.
In 1927 the communists, including Mao,
left the Nationalist Party and later organized the Red Army.
When the Communists and the Nationalists didn't fight the Japanese
Second Sino-Japanese War, they fought each other.
Mao's team won, Chiang Kai-shek was
exiled to Taiwan, and Mao became China's first man in 1949. All went
well until in 1959 Liu Shaoqi took Mao's place.
Governments of China.
Mao Zedong's Brief
1893, December 26 - Birth in Shaoshan, Hunan, China
1911 - 1912 Chinese Revolution
1918 Graduates from school in Changsha
1919 Librarian assistant at Peking University in Beijing
1919 May Fourth Movement
1921 Foundation of the Chinese Communist Party
1931 Leader of the Chinese Communist Party
1937 - 1945 Second Sino-Japanese War
1949 - 1959 Chief of state of the People's Republic of China
1950 - 1953
1976, September 9 - Death in Beijing
Gives the Crowd His Charming Smile in 1965
It is estimated that from 1958 to
1962, at least 45 million people were worked, starved, or beaten to
death in China. In comparison, the Second World War caused a
worldwide death toll of 55 million people.
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