A Retrospective Analysis of Mao Zedong Thought and its Modern Day Relevance

By – Sachin Singh;

As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrates its centenary, it seems appropriate, in fact essential, to have a relook at its journey from a twenty first century perspective. An analysis of the unparalleled position held by Mao Zedong and his thoughts is central to this endeavour. Mao was one of those men who left their mark on an era, positively or negatively, changing the course of history in more ways than one. In present discourse, he has come to be seen not as a liberator, at least outside the People’s Republic, but as a tyrant and bringer of starvation and misery to the peasant class.

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