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It is now common to hear Mao Zedong referred to as a modern-day 'emperor, ' and the authors argue that Mao can best be compared to a specific imperial predecessor, Ming Taizu, the fourteenth-century peasant rebel who founded the Ming dynasty. Both rulers created autocratic regimes that violently purged political enemies; both used the power of their own words to transform ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 22nd 2000 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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