Mao Zedong [mou zuh-doo ng, dzuh-; Chinese mou zuh-dawng] noun
- 1893–1976, Chinese Communist leader: chairman of the People’s Republic of China 1949–59; chairman of the Chinese Communist Party 1943–76.
Also Wade-Giles, Mao Tse-tung [mou tsuh-too ng, dzuh-doo ng; Chinese mou dzuh-doo ng] /ˈmaʊ tsəˈtʊŋ, dzəˈdʊŋ; Chinese ˈmaʊ ˈdzʌˈdʊŋ/. British Dictionary definitions for mao tse-tung Mao Tse-tung Mao Ze Dong noun
- 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 in Culture Mao Zedong [(mowd-zuh-doong)]
A Chinese revolutionary leader of the twentieth century. He led an army of workers and peasants on thein the 1920s and used techniques successfully on both the Japanese invaders and the forces of the Chinese government under . In 1949, his armies took over the country and established the . Mao continued as chairman of China’s and as . His “Little Red Book,” Quotations from Chairman Mao, was standard reading for schoolchildren of the country. Toward the end of his life, he brought about the Great Proletarian , in which all capitalist or elitist was to be purged. Mao died in 1976.