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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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His "great leap forward" campaign of 1959-1962 created what is considered the worst man-made disaster--a mass famine due to the attempt to turn China into a planned agrarian economy, which resulted in the deaths of over 20 million people by starvation. See more »


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