Mao Zedong: Hero or Anti-Hero? Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Mao Zedong: Hero or Anti-Hero?
An analysis of Mao Zedong: Was he a hero or a villain?
# 119806 | 1,908 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on May 25, 2010 in History (Asian) , History (Leaders) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper discusses the many contributions of Mao Zedong as a top-notch political leader and military commander, as well as a protagonist for the oppressed class of China. The paper then considers the sly, ruthless, cunning and cruel side of Mao's persona and the mass murder he coordinated. The paper comes to the conclusion that Mao was both an immense contributor to communist China's achievements and a perpetrator of immense losses to the nation and its people.

Objective of the Paper
Mao-The Hero
Establishment of Soviet Areas in China
The Long March
The Japanese invasion
The Civil War
The Five-Year Plan
Mao-The icon of Chinese welfare
Mao - The anti-hero
The Great Leap Forward
The Great Cultural Revolution
Mao and manslaughter
Revelations of the book Mao: The Untold Story

From the Paper:

"Mao Zedong is undoubtedly one of the top-notch political leaders and military commanders that the world has produced to date. His unparalleled prowess in the field of policy and warfare earned him highest laurels within the corridors of communist China, and a dubious certification of a shrewd leader of ruthless efficiency outside China. He was adorned with such lavishing praise as "the Great Leader Chairman Mao" (2007) when he headed the country and its communist party."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chang, Jung, & Halliday, Jon (2005). Mao: The Untold Story.Knopf .
  • Mao Zedong. (2007). In Wikipedia [Web]. New York: Wikimedia Corporation, Inc.Retrieved October 23, 2007, from 22 October 2007

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