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    DescriptionMao Zedong, leader of the revolution and absolute chairman of the People's Republic of China, was also a calligrapher and a poet of extraordinary grace and eloquent simplicity. The poems in this beautiful edition (from the 1963 Beijing edition), translated and introduced by Willis Barnstone, are expressions of decades of struggle, the painful loss of his first wife, his hope for a new China, and his ultimate victory over the Nationalist forces. Willis Barnstone's introduction, his short biography of Mao and brief history of the revolution, and his notes on Chinese versification all combine to enrich the Western reader's understanding of Mao's poetry.

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    The Poems of Mao Zedong
    Translations, Introduction, and Notes by Willis Barnstone
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mao Zedong, Introduction by Willis Barnstone, Translated by Willis Barnstone, Translated by Ching-Po Ko
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 36 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520261624
    ISBN 10: 0520261623

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
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    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
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    Abridged Dewey: 809
    BISAC V2.8: LIT014000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT008000, POE000000, LIT008010
    DC22: 895.1152, 895.115
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    Illustrations note
    46 line illustrations
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
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    Author Information
    Mao Zedong was born in Hunan Province in 1893, son of an impoverished peasant. In October 1949, he founded the People's Republic of China, which he led until his death in 1976. Willis Barnstone is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, the author of many books, and a noted translator.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments PART I: INTRODUCTION Mao's Life and the Revolution About the Poems Notes on the Introduction PART II: THE POEMS Changsha Tower of the Yellow Crane Chingkang Mountain Warlords Ninth Day of the Ninth Moon New Year's Day On the Road to Chian Tingchow to Changsha First Siege Second Siege Region of the Great Pines Huichang Loushan Pass Three Songs The Long March Kunlun Mountain Liupan the Mountain of Six Circles Snow Capture of Nanking Poem for Liu Ya-tzu (1949) Poem for Liu Ya-tzu (1950) Peitaho Swimming The Gods Saying Good-bye to the God of Disease (1) Saying Good-bye to the God of Disease (2) Return to Shaoshun Climbing Lushan Militia Women To a Friend Written on a Photograph of the Cave of the Gods To Kuo Mo-jo (1961) In Praise of the Winter Plum Blossom Winter Clouds To Kuo Mo-jo (1963) Notes on the Poems PART III: APPENDIXES The Translation Chinese Versification Mao's Calligraphy