David Chipp

Another Aged Survivor Lives to Tell the Tale

The New Emperors: Mao and Deng - A Dual Biography


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How naïve we were in the mid-1950s. We saw Mao Tse-tung and his colleagues standing on the great Tien An Men Gate reviewing the masses and wrote of the comradeship of those who had endured the Long March and had conquered China. We saw them as austere soldiers who had brought peace to China after decades of civil war.

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