Chairman Mao

Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893 in Shaoshan village, Hunan Province, China. His father, Mao Yichang, was a formerly impoverished peasant who had become one of the wealthiest farmers in Shaoshan. … Mao’s mother, Wen Qimei, was a devout Buddhist who tried to temper her husband’s strict attitude.

As leader of the communist revolution in China his thoughts have shaped one of the largest and most long running revolutions of all time.

The Little Red Book – or, to give its full title, Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong – contains 267 aphorisms from the Communist Chinese leader, covering subjects such as class struggle, “correcting mistaken ideas” and the “mass line”, a key tenet of Mao Zedong Thought.