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Published:  12:30 AM, 09 September 2019

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976. Mao was the son of a prosperous peasant in Shaoshan, Hunan. He had a Chinese nationalist and an anti-imperialist outlook early in his life, and was particularly influenced by the events of the Xinhai Revolution of 1911 and May Fourth Movement of 1919. He later adopted Marxism-Leninism while working at Peking University, and became a founding member of the Communist Party of China(CPC), leading the Autumn Harvest Uprising in 1927. He died on 9 September 1976 (aged 82) in Beijing, People's Republic of China .

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