Mao zedong led communist forces in china through a long revolution beginning in 1927 and ruled the nation's communist government from its establishment in 1949 along with vladimir lenin and. Mao was born on 26 december 1893 into a peasant family in shaoshan, in hunan province, central china after training as a teacher, he travelled to beijing where he worked in the university library. Liu shaoqi joined the ccp in 1921 and had trained in the soviet union as a communist organised and theorist in the 1920s he was a close ally of mao during the yan'an years and was recognised as mao's chosen successor in 1943.
By an accident of history the japanese invasion was to prove perhaps the most important single factor in mao's rise to power, mr schram concluded in his biography using this time of relative stability to read and write broadly, mao systematized his thought. Introductory prezi - take notes invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present people invited to a presentation do not need a prezi account this link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation. Profile mao was born december 26, 1893, into a peasant family in the village of shaoshan, hunan province his father was a strict disciplinarian and mao frequently rebelled against his authority. The rise of communism in china was a gradual movement that later took advantage of unfortunate circumstances the early communist movement in china was small, devoted to setting up soviets in the. Origins and rise of mao revision the following is a plain text extract of the pdf sample above, taken from our ib history sl and hl outlinesthis text version has had its formatting removed so pay attention to its contents alone rather than its presentation.
The rise of communismin china is largely due to a man named mao zedong he was poorly educated but at the same time he was intelligent he left home a became a member of the nationalist army when the revoultion began. Rise of mao: guerrilla, warlord, emperor it's not what you think the mao i referred to was mao wenlong, a late ming general who became a legend at a time of widespread defeatism. Mao zedong (also called mao tse-tung) founded the people's republic of china and was the primary leader of the country from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976 mao also led the communist revolution in china and fought against the nationalist party in the chinese civil war his ideas. Mao zedong was one of the most influential people in the world shaping an entire nation and changing the world, through his difficult and often brutal rise to power at the head of a powerful communist government.
1 schwartz, benjamin i, chinese communism and the rise of mao (harvard university press, 1951) 2 a letter to the central committee of the chinese communist party from the executive committee of the comintern (approved by the political secretariat of the comintern, october 26, 1929. Mao's policies and ideas actually led to the deaths of millions and did not advance china even a little bit with all of this though, mao is still worshiped and praised in china today that is the effect of his propaganda today. After mao's death on september 9, 1976, mao's chosen successor, hua guofeng, called deng back from internal exile to help him restore order and oust the gang of four deng and hua battled each other for two years until deng won enough support from other elite party members to oust hua.
Mao zedong was so important because he founded the people's republic of china and was responsible for the disastrous policies of the cultural revolution and the great leap forward mao was a chinese communist leader who reshaped chinese society in what is seen by many as a negative way. Mao zedong (w-g: mao tse-tung, 1893-1976) and his colleagues were party members in the 1920s mao was instrumental in establishing an early form of chinese communism in the years 1928-34 mao was instrumental in establishing an early form of chinese communism in the years 1928-34. Maoism, chinese (pinyin) mao zedong sixiang or (wade-giles romanization) mao tse-tung ssu-hsiang (mao zedong thought), doctrine composed of the ideology and methodology for revolution developed by mao zedong and his associates in the chinese communist party from the 1920s until mao's death in 1976.