Mao Zedong. Alyssa Vang Ms. Wilson English 1 Pre AP, Period 3. Beginning of Mao’s Life.
English 1 Pre AP, Period 3
Mao was born on December 26, 1893 in Shaoshan, China. His parents were farmers and used their money to give Mao an education. Mao loved reading books about war. One book, Words of Warning to an Affluent Age, had given Mao the idea to develop new communications systems such as railways and the telegraph, by industrializing, by creating a network of public libraries, and—most daringly of all—by introducing parliamentary government to China.
Mao helped form the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) and was one of the most important CCP officers.
Mao created and became chairman of People’s Republic of China
Chiang Kai-shek was a Nationalist . Like Mao he who wanted to rule China for a better future. But they both had different outlooks on ruling. Mao wanted to stop classism while Chiang wanted to continue it.
Mao Zedong wanted a better future for China so he established the Great Leap and Cultural Revelation.
The Cultural Revolution was to destroy the ‘Four Olds’ which were ideology, thoughts, habits, and customs or anything that existed before 1949. To start a new beginning.
Died on September 9, 1976 at the age of 83. Many of his followers came to his ceremony to pay respect to him. Mao’s mummified remains lay in state at the mausoleum of Mao Zedong in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.