Mao Zedong


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Mao Ze·dong

 (mou′ dzŭ′dŏng′) also Mao Tse-tung (tsŭ′to͝ong′) 1893-1976.
Chinese Communist leader and theorist. A founder of the Chinese Communist Party (1921), he commanded troops in the Chinese Civil War (1927-1949) and proclaimed the People's Republic of China in 1949. As party chairman and the country's first head of state (1949-1959), he initiated sweeping but misguided economic, agricultural, and industrial reforms that resulted in widespread starvation. He continued as party chairman after 1959 and was a leading figure in the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969). In the 1970s he consolidated his political power and established ties with the West.

Mao Ze•dong

(ˈmaʊ zəˈdʊŋ, dzə-)

also Mao Tse-tung

(ˈmaʊ tsəˈtʊŋ, dzəˈdʊŋ)
n.
1893–1976, chairman of the People's Republic of China 1949–59 and of the Chinese Communist party 1943–76.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mao Zedong - Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)Mao Zedong - Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)
References in periodicals archive ?
A two-term limit has been in place since 1982, when it was introduced to prevent a future leader ruling for decades, like bloodthirsty dictator Mao Zedong.
Xi Jinping has finally achieved his ultimate goal when he first embarked on Chinese politics -- that is to be the Mao Zedong of the 21st century," said Willy Lam, a political analyst at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, referring to the founder of communist China.
Today marks the day Mao Zedong published the 'A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire' in 1930.
Since the Communist Party of China was founded in 1921, only one leader, Mao Zedong has been honoured in such a way during his lifetime.
Roque said Chinese communists, who had preached the principles of revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, were now 'billionaires' who have turned their backs on communism after economic reforms in the 1980s led to 'socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Yesterday, China's ruling Communist Party added Xi's name to its constitution, confirming his status to be at par with founder Mao Zedong.
The party had already elevated Xi's status on Tuesday at its closing session by inserting his name and dogma into the party's constitution alongside past leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, cementing his status as the most powerful man to head the country in decades.
He recalled that late Chairman Mao Zedong had introduced Pakistani mangoes in China in 1968 when he shared a gift of mangoes with party and PLA cadres.
By: Egypt Today staff Cairo -- 15 July 2017: Rare, one of a kind notes handwritten by Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong have been sold for more than 10 times the worth originally projected for them, showing how highly esteemed the infamous Chairman's writings were.
This study analyzes speeches and writings of Chinese leader Mao Zedong to reveal the development of his political ideas and philosophical views over 60 years.
Continue reading "This Week on Jewcy: Rabbinical Superheroes, Lots of Rainbows, Dating no-nos, Fran Drescher in a Mao Zedong skirt" at.
As the news came out, his picture was brandished in demonstrations in capitals around the world, along with Che Guevara and Mao Zedong.