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Maoism : a global history, Julia Lovell

Label
Maoism : a global history
Title
Maoism
Title remainder
a global history
Statement of responsibility
Julia Lovell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the heyday of Mao Zedong, there has never been a more crucial time to understand Maosim. Although to Western eyes it seems that China has long abandoned the utopian turmoil of Maoism in favour of authoritarian capitalism, Mao and his ideas remain central to the People' Republic and the legitimacy of its communist government. As disagreements and conflicts between China and the West are likely to mount, the need to understand the political legacy of Mao will only become more urgent. Yet during Mao's lifetime and beyond, the power and appeal of Maoism has always extended beyond China. Across the globe, Maoism was a crucial motor of the Cold War: it shaped the course of the Vietnam War (and the international youth rebellion it triggered) and brought to power the murderous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia; it aided, and sometimes handed victory to, anti-colonial resistance movements in Africa; it inspired terrorism in Germany and Italy, and wars and insurgencies in Peru, India and Nepal, some of which are still with us today - more than forty years after the death of Mao. In this new history, acclaimed historian Julia Lovell revaluates Maoism, analysing both China's engagement with the movement and its legacy on a global canvas. It's a story that takes us from the tea plantations of north India to the sierras of the Andes, from Paris's 5th Arrondissement to the fields of Tanzania, from the rice paddies of Cambodia to the terraces of Brixton. Starting from the movement's birth in northwest China in the 1930s and unfolding right up to its present-day violent rebirth, this is the definitive history of global Maoism"--
Summary
An examination of the ideas and political legacy of Mao Zedong traces his role in such events as the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Cambodian genocide, sharing insight into the violent reverberations that continue to shape today’s world
Writing style
Award
Cundill Prize in History, 2019.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10814992
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovell, Julia
Dewey number
335.43/45
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HX418
LC item number
.L68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communism
  • Mao, Zedong
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a global history
Label
Maoism : a global history, Julia Lovell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [561]-588) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is Maoism? -- The Red Star: revolution by the book -- The brainwash: China and the world in the 1950s -- World revolution -- Years of living dangerously: The Indonesian connection -- Into Africa -- Mao's dominoes?: Vietnam and Cambodia -- "You are old, we are young, Mao Zedong!": Maoism in the United States and Western Europe -- Red Sun over Peru: The shining path -- China's chairman is our chairman: Maoism in India -- Nepal: Maosim in power? -- Mao-ish China -- Conclusion -- Chronology
Control code
2019010428
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
610 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780525656043
Lccn
2019010428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1078879585
Label
Maoism : a global history, Julia Lovell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [561]-588) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is Maoism? -- The Red Star: revolution by the book -- The brainwash: China and the world in the 1950s -- World revolution -- Years of living dangerously: The Indonesian connection -- Into Africa -- Mao's dominoes?: Vietnam and Cambodia -- "You are old, we are young, Mao Zedong!": Maoism in the United States and Western Europe -- Red Sun over Peru: The shining path -- China's chairman is our chairman: Maoism in India -- Nepal: Maosim in power? -- Mao-ish China -- Conclusion -- Chronology
Control code
2019010428
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
610 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780525656043
Lccn
2019010428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1078879585

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