Saturday, May 10, 2008
The Battle for China's Past - Mao and the Cultural Revolution by Mobo Gao
I have just finished reading this book and strongly recommend anyone with an interest in Mao Zedong to buy it and read it.
Understanding Mobo Gao's Mao Zedong will help people better understand why the Nepalese and People all over the world hold Mao Zedong in such high regard as one of the 20th Century's great leaders and thinkers.
Mao and Maoism have got a bad press in the West as result of Jung Chang and Li Zhisui. This book is a definitive refutation of the "Unknown Mao" and has an excellent chapter on the doctoring of history by Li Zhisui and hence kills two enemies with one sword.
Apart from new information on the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution that will help clear up distortions of Mao's position on these events. There are two chapters on the Electronic Media and the Information on Chinese Bloggers and Chinese Websites that have become vehicles for a vigourous defence of Mao Zedong by participants in the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural revolution whose memories while erased from "official history" have surfaced on the internet.
Truth is a process and that process has began on the Chinese Web - buy this book and make sure people in the West have access to the new information Mobo Gao has painstakingly unearthed.
It deserves to be read by millions has an antidote to Jung Chang and Li Zhisui but it will not be promoted by the BBC or Al Jazeera and the US government has Jung Changs Book was - just by honest readers who place a premium on the truth.
REPLY TO COMRADE FROM PARISAR FOR DETAILS OF BOOK AND SITES IN CHINA THAT SUPPORT MAO
The Battle for China's Past - Mao and the Cultural Revolution by Mobo Gao is published by Pluto Press - they have a site at
ISBN Number of the paperback version of the book is 978 0 7453 2780 8 and can be ordered through any bookshop with this number.
The Web sites in China that support Mao are :
These are just a few sites has they change all the time. If you do not read or write Chinese remember you can use Google Translate to get some understanding of the discussions and debates on Mao.
For an interesting debate translated by an Australian Comrade on Socialism in China go to :
For another more detailed review of book go to :
Picture of Mobo Gao the author of "Battle for China's Past"
Posted by nickglais on 5/10/2008 04:37:00 AM