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Zedong Mao (1893–1976)

Tse-tung Mao, along with Yat-sen Sun and Kai-Shek Chiang, was one of the most important figures to modern Chinese history. Born to a peasant family--his father was a farmer--in Shaoshan, China, on December 26, 1893, Mao was raised in the grinding poverty of rural Hunan province, where he developed a hatred of the Imperial Chinese government while ... See full bio »


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 2015 All Eyes and Ears (Documentary)
 2000 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- The Secret Life of Chairman Mao (2000) ... Himself
 1947 The People Between (Documentary)
 1937 China Strikes Back (Documentary short)
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Contrary to popular belief, Mao did not oppose to the right to bear arms. In fact, during his rule, many adult Chinese joined militia organizations and kept at least one rifle at home. It was after his death the Chinese government started implementing gun restrictions. See more »


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