Mao's Little Red Book: A Global History.

Cook, Alexander C.

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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. (I think it was banned in Queensland when I obtained my copy at U of Q in 1967.) This explores the variety of uses and forms that Mao's Quotations

has taken, from rhetoric, art, and song, to talisman, badge, and weapon. From CUP.


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Description

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.

Book Details

Author Cook, Alexander C.
Format PB
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages 299
Illustrations 9 b/w illus.
Publish Date 6/03/2014
Catalogue Jul17
Catalogue book number 13