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MAO ZEDONG Article Timeline Glossary Key Players Mao Zedong is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the history of the twentieth century. He was the founder of the world’s largest nation, after a quarter of a century ofepic struggle against the ruling Chinese Nationalist party, the Japanese and those of his fellow Chinese communists who looked to Moscow for inspiration. Then he was the leader of the People’s Republic of China …

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…Cultural Revolution. He died in 1971, supposedly in a plane crash after trying to assassinate Mao. Further Reading Shaun Breslin, Mao (Longman, 1998). Delia Davin, Mao Zedong (Sutton, 1997) J. Gray, Rebellions and Revolutions: China from the 1800s to the 1980s (OUP, 1990). Michael Lynch, China: from Empire to People’s Republic 1900-49 (Hodder & Stoughton, 1996) Michael Lynch, The People’s Republic of China since 1949 (Hodder & Stoughton, 1998) R. MacFarquhar, The Politics of China, 1949-1989 (CUP, 1993) Article Timeline Glossary Key Players