- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: June 2014
- Print publication year: 2014
- Online ISBN: 9781107298576
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107298576
Mao Zedong's Little Red Book (Quotations from Chairman Mao) - a compilation of the Chinese leader's speeches and writings - is one of the most visible and ubiquitous symbols of twentieth-century radicalism. Published for the first time in 1964, it rapidly became the must-have accessory for Red Guards and revolutionaries from Berkeley to Bamako. Yet, despite its worldwide circulation and enduring presence there has, until now, been no serious scholarly effort to understand this seminal text as a global historical phenomenon. Mao's Little Red Book brings together a range of innovative scholars from around the world to explore the fascinating variety of uses and forms that Mao's Quotations has taken, from rhetoric, art and song, to talisman, badge, and weapon. The authors of this pioneering volume use Mao's Quotations as a medium through which to re-examine the history of the twentieth-century world, challenging established ideas about the book to reveal its remarkable global impact.
Timothy Cheek - University of British Columbia
Rebecca E. Karl - New York University
Samuel Moyn - James Bryce Professor, Columbia University, and author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010)
Michael Schoenhals - Lund University, editor of China's Cultural Revolution, 1966–1969: Not a Dinner Party (1996) and co-author of Mao's Last Revolution (2006)
Ben Chacko Source: Morning Star
Source: New Statesman
P. B. Guingona Source: Choice
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