The Little Red Book. By : Jacus Pek Yap Kai Herng Jeon Hyun Seo Teoh Kai Xiang. The Book Of Quotations of Chairman Mao ZeDong is widely known as The Little Red Book This is the most widely printed book in the 20 th Century.
By : Jacus Pek
Yap Kai Herng
Jeon Hyun Seo
Teoh Kai Xiang
The Book Of Quotations of Chairman Mao ZeDong is widely known as The Little Red Book
This is the most widely printed book in the 20th Century.
It was edited by Lin Bao, the Minister of Defence at that time.
Do You Know What This Is??
It’s Mao’s Little Red Book
The Little Red Book contains 427 quotes, divided into 33 chapters, each containing Mao’s ideology on a certain topic.
Mao’s ideology is known as “Maoism” or officially as “Mao ZeDong Thought”.
It was an unofficial requirement for every Chinese citizen to read and carry around.
The Little Red Book was first published by the Chinese government in 1966.
During that time, not carrying, reading and quoting the book would have been seen as a sign of difference from Mao’s thoughts, which could lead to punishment or even death.
The Little Red Book was compiled to help the Chinese citizens learn Mao ZeDong’s thoughts more effectively.
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, it was popularly used by the Little Red Guards to weed out intellectuals.
The Little Red Book was also studied in schools.
Although the Little Red Book was widely used, citizens learn Mao ZeDong’s thoughts more effectively.
Some people claim that the content of it was not significant at all.
Mao's quote was not clear most of the time, and after the book became all powerful, people could easily get out of trouble simply by quote from the book to explain their false behaviour.