Mao Tse-tung

Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, 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 Tse-tung

(ˈmaʊ tseɪˈtʊŋ) or

Mao Ze Dong

(Biography) 1893–1976, Chinese Marxist theoretician and statesman. The son of a peasant farmer, he helped to found the Chinese Communist Party (1921) and established a soviet republic in SE China (1931–34). He led the retreat of Communist forces to NW China known as the Long March (1935–36), emerging as leader of the party. In opposing the Japanese in World War II, he united with the Kuomintang regime, which he then defeated in the ensuing civil war. He founded the People's Republic of China (1949) of which he was chairman until 1959. As party chairman until his death, he instigated the Cultural Revolution in 1966

Mao Tse-tung

[ˈmaʊtseɪˈtʊŋ] NMao Zedong
References in periodicals archive ?
The success of the Jomini approach over that of Mao Tse-tung can be attributed to the people of Iraq.
Juxtaposing Mother Teresa, a model of Christian peace and charity, with Mao Tse-tung, atheistic mass murderer, may indeed be ironic.
7million paid in 2006 for his 1964 portrait of Mao Tse-Tung.
He wrote a book called Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, which is basically quotes about the struggle of the communist society.
Pictures of Chinese premier Mao Tse-tung swimming in the Yangtze River are published by the world's press.
The photographs on the truck's sides depict, among other things, the 1969 moon landing; President Nixon meeting Chairman Mao Tse-Tung in 1972; and Orange County's first test tube baby (in 1978).
This 16 mm film documents a crowd of cheerful New Yorkers whom the artist enlisted to march down what looks like Fifth Avenue with large placards bearing photographic likenesses of Bob Hope and Mao Tse-tung.
And determined mass murderers can find a rationale for killing in any handy text that comes along--say, The Rights of Man or Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.
One can only imagine the repercussions should Mickey Mao Tse-tung one day surface on television to encourage Chinese parents to celebrate National Day by packing the kid off to Hong Kong Disneyland.
And The Little Red Book - quotations from the works of Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung - has sold 800million copies.
Mao Tse-tung pointed out that now it is advantageous for them to dispatch the Chinese troops into Korea.