The Private Life of Chairman Mao
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The Private Life of Chairman Mao

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From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary time with Chairman Mao. of illustrations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 45.72mm | 861.82g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0679764437
  • 9780679764434
  • 236,189

About Li Zhi-Sui

Born in Beijing in 1919, Dr. Li Zhi-Sui descended from a long line of eminent doctors. He recieved an MD from the West China Union University Medical School in 1945 and was appointed Mao Zedong's personal physician in 1954, a position he held until the Chairman's death in 1976. After emigrating to the United States, he published a critical biography of Mao based on his experiences. He died on February 14, 1995, shortly after its publication.show more

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