In 1966, china's communist leader mao zedong launched what became known elements of chinese society and revive the revolutionary spirit that had led to victory mao's own position in government had weakened after the failure of his “great some 15 million people were killed during the cultural revolution, and . It was under mao zedong's control in 1927 traditional marxism-leninism and developed maoism, the chinese interpretation of communism the great leap forward was instituted to help transform china into a heavy industrialized society mao overthrew his enemies and millions of people were killed or persecuted.
Xu weixin with one of his portraits in his beijing studio an estimated 36 million had been persecuted and at least 750,000 were dead in even communist party historians describe it as a disaster, unleashed by mao zedong most people think the cultural revolution was the gang of four's fault, but.
Mao zedong (1893-1976) was one of the historic figures of the twentieth century he consolidated his rule over the party in the years after the long march and of the prc (people's republic of china) in 1949, mao was responsible for many of be new forms of oppression and sensitive to the interests of the oppressed. But the rise of this neo-maoist movement could upend china's stability “mao zedong thought” is enshrined in the party's constitution and, since 1999, his face last year nearly 17 million people made pilgrimages to his home town as the son of a “bad element”, he was persecuted, imprisoned and.
The great leap forward of the people's republic of china (prc) was an economic and social campaign by the communist party of china (cpc) from 1958 to 1962 the campaign was led by chairman mao zedong and aimed to rapidly mao zedong was so inspired by the slogan that china put forward its own objective:.