Mao Zedong came to power in China in 1949 after liberating it from Japanese and Amerikan imperialists and defeating the landlords' political party. Social progress under Mao was unprecedented among countries that started in the same semi-feudal and semi-colonial conditions. Much of what Mao did is directly applicable in countries with similar conditions.
China is also the basis of the world's most advanced experiences in class struggle under socialism. The experiences of the Cultural Revolution are of universal importance, not just in the semi-feudal and semi-colonial countries. At stake is nothing less than understanding how to prevent revolutions from dying in counter-revolutionary ebb.
Chinese Government Documents (1949-1976)
Chinese Government Documents (1949-1976)Socialist Upsurge in China's Countryside (1957) (2.2 megabytes, .pdf for complete text only searching purposes)
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The Taiwan Question ***("The Taiwan Question" in 6 MB in .pdf format, hit clockwise in your .pdf reader to see it oriented correctly)
Anna Louise Strong
A Curtain of Ignorance: How America Is Deceived
Jonathan Cape, London: 1965, 340pp hb
The Chinese Cultural Revolution
Anchor Books, Garden City, NY: 1973
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