Mao for Beginners


Orient BlackSwan, 2002

Language: English

171 pages

Price INR 550.00

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Funny and informative, Mao For Beginners is an irreverent examination of the life and philosophy of the great Chinese revolutionary and leader, Mao Tsetung. Combining thorough research and cartoon graphics, it gives a general depiction of pre-Mao China, outlines Mao's life, and discusses in depth the changes Mao instituted in bringing China to the forefront of world politics.

The documentary comic books of the For Beginners series deal with complex and serious subjects. They attempt to untimidate and uncomplicate the great ideas and work of great thinkers. The movements and concepts dealt with are placed in their historical, political and intellectual contexts. The books are painstakingly researched, humourouly written and enlivened with classic comic-strip illustrations, photographs, paintings, etc. The range of subjects covered is truly vast and varied—Malcom X and the New Age guru Castenanda, Shakespeare and Foucault, Jewish Holocaust and Arab and Israel, Structuralism and Biology.


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