In 1911, Mao became a volunteer soldier during the Chinese Revolution that resulted in the destruction of the Qing dynasty. After the revolution he went on to further his education in Beijing. It was in Beijing his idea that China had to undergo a political and social revolution was greatly strengthened through deeper studies of Marxism and communism. During his time in Beijing he also began to work as a library’s assistant. This gave Mao the opportunity to read massive amounts of works on radical Chinese writings and communism (“Encyclopedia of Nationalism”). Mao also began to believe that the only way to power was through violence because of the devastation that he saw during his short time as a volunteer soldier (Lynch, 12).
In 1921, the Chinese Communist Party was founded during a secret meeting held in Shanghai in which Mao was one of the twelve members attending (“Encyclopedia of Nationalism”). By 1924 there were two main parties trying to gain power in China. The GM...
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... barely working and China’s museums, libraries and universities were practically destroyed. Mao worked at restoring order and also working to fix China’s relationship with the outside world in his last years, and on September 9, 1976 China’s great leader Mao Zedong passed away. The communist party’s second in command was named Hua Guofeng. He received power for a short amount of time after Mao’s death and during his power he arrested the four remaining leaders of the communist party. These four leaders were charged with all the downfalls of the Cultural Revolution which left Mao’s image as a great leader to be clean. Deng Xiaoping became the next leader of China in 1979. Deng’s leadership was practically opposite of Mao’s communism. Deng led China to be capitalistic and he also created new and better ties with the outside world that Mao had originally broke (Lamb).
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