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Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976



  • Existence: 1893 - 1976


Mao Zedong (1893-1976) was a Chinese revolutionary, military, and political leader.

Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893 in the Chinese province of Hunan. He worked on his family's farm until he was 16, when he moved away and attended a higher primary school. He enlisted in the military for the 1911 revolution, after which he attended the First Provincial Normal School. He participated in the student demonstrations of 1919, which led him to become committed to communist and Marxist ideals. He joined the Chinese Communist Party and led China's communist revolution. He was also the chairman of the People's Republic of China. He died on September 9, 1976.

Britannica, via WWW, September 20, 2018 (b. December 26, 1893; b. Hunan province, china; d. September 9, 1976; farm; primary school; Changsha; revolt against Qing, 1911; revolutionary army, 6 months; First Provincial Normal School, Changsha; New People’s Study Society, 1917-18; Peking University, Beijing; May Fourth Movement; 1920, principal; m. Yang Kauhui, winter 1920; 1921, First Congress of the Chinese Communist Party; Nationalist Party; peasants; propaganda dep’t., Political Weekly; Hunan to Jinggang Mountains, red army; wife d. 1930; m. He Zizhen, 1930; Long March; Yan’an, 1936; 1936-1940 writing; 39-40 leadership; divorce 1939; m. Lan Ping/Jiang Qing, 1939; Chairman of the Secretariat and Political Bureau; PLA takes Nanjing; Oct. 1, 1949, Chairman of the People’s Republic of China; 16 year old;

Wikipedia, via WWW, September 27, 2018 (b. Dec. 26, 1893; d. Sept. 9, 1976; Chairman of Communist Party March 20, 1943- Sept. 9, 1976; Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, Sept. 27, 1954-April 27, 1959; Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Sept. 8, 1954-Sept. 9, 1976; Chairman of the Central People’s Gov’t Oct. 1, 1949- Sept. 27, 1945; 10 children; Great Leap Forward, famine, 1957; theorist; poet; military strategist; m. 1907-1910 Luo Yixui; m. 1921-1927, Yang Kaihui; m. 1928-1939, He Zizhen; m. 1914-1991, Jiang Qing;

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical material about and by Helen Foster Snow, 1935-1987

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 8 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains papers and articles written by and about Helen Foster Snow, including autobiographical pieces by Snow; articles about her pseudonym by June Rice, and other papers by Kelly Ann Long and Lora Sabin. Also included are articles about Helen's 80th birthday celebration and exhibition, the Helen Foster Snow Institute at Utah State University, and correspondence.

Dates: 1935-1987

Edgar Snow papers, 1928-1994

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 8 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains information written by or about Edgar Parks Snow. Includes correspondence, poetry, manuscripts, articles about Red Star Over China and other literature, notes, articles on Edgar written or typed by Helen and others, symposium speeches about Edgar, financial papers, obituaries, and pamphlets.

Dates: 1928-1994

Helen Foster Snow books, 1938-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains items in Chinese written by Helen Foster Snow (as herself and under her pseudonym, Nym Wales) such as the Chinese editions of Song of Ariran, Inside Red China, and Return to China- and by Wu Jiliang. Also items in English, by various authors (one by Nym Wales: "China Builds For Democracy"), on Chinese history, tourism, government, and other subjects related to the country. Includes biographies of Americans with connections to China. Dated from 1938-2000.

Dates: 1938-2000

Helen Foster Snow collection addendum, 1925-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains materials added later to the Helen Foster Snow collection, including documents, books, and pamphlets. Materials span much of her life, and represent many of her experiences both in the United States and in China. Dated from 1925 to 2000.

Dates: 1925-2000

Helen Foster Snow documents written in Chinese, 1927-1997

 Sub-Series — Box 35: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197227637748]
Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains essays by Helen Foster Snow, a Chinese translation of one of her novels, articles and reports on Helen Foster Snow, papers on Edgar Snow, letters to Helen, articles about Helen's friends and Indusco, copies of articles Helen collected, essays by Edgar, a film on Helen, and letters about Helen and her book. Materials range from 1927 to 1997.This sub-series contains manuscripts in Chinese that deal with a number of various subjects. Only the titles have been translated to...
Dates: 1927-1997

Helen Foster Snow essays, 1919-1993

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 3 Sub-Series 17
Scope and Contents

Essays written by Helen Foster Snow, ranging from 1919 to 1993. Includes untitled works and pages from unidentified works at the end.

Dates: Other: 1919-1993

Helen Foster Snow family papers, 1833-1999

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains research and writings compiled by Helen Foster Snow early in her life regarding her family history and genealogical records of New England.

Dates: 1833-1999

Helen Foster Snow files on China Builds for Democracy, approximately 1941

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Contains book covers, carbon copy drafts with an alternate title, Indian copy with introduction by Jawaharlal Nehru, complete and partial manuscript drafts in sections, bound copy of the 1941 edition, reviews, notes and research, and letters and essays about the book.

Dates: Other: approximately 1941

Helen Foster Snow files on Fables and Parables, approximately 1952

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents note

A collection of Helen's short stories published in 1952. Contains annotated and plain carbon copy drafts of the book, reveiws, loose fables, and a partial draft.

Dates: Other: approximately 1952

Helen Foster Snow files on Living China, approximately 1931-1940

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 3 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents note

"Living China" is a collection of short stories related to left-wing Chinese ideology that was translated by Edgar and Helen Foster Snow during their years in China from 1931-1940. Contains an annotated draft, partial drafts, partial photocopy of the published book, article on "The Modern Chinese Literary Movement," excerpts, and reviews.

Dates: Other: approximately 1931-1940

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Archival Object 45
Collection 1
China -- Politics and government -- 1928-1937 34
Photojournalism -- China 34
Photojournalists -- China 34
China -- Politics and government -- 1912-1949 30
India 23
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Philippines 23
Politics, Government, and Law 23
Yan'an Shi (China) 23
Beijing (China) 22
Shanghai (China) 22
Utah 22
Xi'an Shi (China) 22
Drafts (Documents) 17
Letters 13
Books 12
Journalism 12
Articles 10
Genealogy 10
Photographs 10
Communes (China) 9
Essays 9
International Relations 9
Literature 8
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 7
Manuscripts 7
Book reviews 6
Connecticut -- Photographs 6
Correspondence 6
Notes 5
Communism -- China -- History 4
Domestic animals -- Photographs 4
United States -- Photographs 4
Asia -- Photographs 3
China 3
China -- Photographs 3
Documents 3
New England -- Genealogy 3
Photojournalism 3
Poetry 3
Research 3
Civic Activism 2
France -- Photographs 2
Greece -- Photographs 2
India -- Photographs 2
Maps 2
Negatives 2
Pamphlets 2
Papers (Documents) 2
Personal papers 2
Publications 2
Research (Documents) 2
Social Life and Customs 2
Vacations 2
Acetate negatives 1
Agriculture -- China 1
Autobiographies 1
Bali (Indonesia : Province) -- Photographs 1
Book covers 1
Books -- Reviews 1
Caricatures and cartoons 1
Chinese language 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Communism 1
Conference papers and proceedings 1
Contracts 1
Documentary films 1
East (U.S.) -- Photographs 1
Economics and Banking 1
England -- Photographs 1
Families -- Research -- United States 1
Fiction 1
Financial records 1
Folklore 1
Glass negatives 1
Interviews 1
Japan 1
Korea 1
Labor History 1
Lecture notes 1
Lists 1
Minutes (Records) 1
Music -- Manuscripts 1
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. 1
Notebooks 1
Periodicals 1
Philippines -- Photographs 1
Photocopies 1
Poetry -- Manuscripts 1
Proposals 1
Seneca Falls (N.Y.) 1
Slides (Photography) 1
Telegrams 1
Translations 1
Utah -- Photographs 1
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