Leninism and Maoism: Some Populist Perspectives in Marxism-Leninism in China

  title={Leninism and Maoism: Some Populist Perspectives in Marxism-Leninism in China},
  author={Maurice J. Meisner},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={2 - 36}
Isaac Deutscher once observed that the Chinese Communist revolution presents the paradox of “the most archaic of nations avidly absorbing the most modern of revolutionary doctrines, the last word in revolution, and translating it into action. Lacking any native ancestry, Chinese Communism descends straight from Bolshevism. Mao stands on Lenin's shoulders.” This echoes the generally accepted view of the historical relationship between Maoism and Leninism. Among most western students of Chinese… 
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