The Portrayal of Opportunism, Betrayal, and Manipulation in Mao's Rise to Power

  title={The Portrayal of Opportunism, Betrayal, and Manipulation in Mao's Rise to Power},
  author={Gregor Benton and Steve Tsang},
  journal={The China Journal},
  pages={95 - 109}
Jung Chang and Jon Halliday's biography of Mao has been marketed to a mass audience in (first) England and Australia and (later) North America. It claims to be a "myth-busting" publication that should change for ever the way the world looks at Mao. As promised, the book is full of challenges to received historical views of many of the events surrounding Mao's rise to leadership of the CCP and his governing of the PRC. The book has already received numerous reviews in the popular press and has… Expand
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