Reading More About Mao

Research Note:  bibliographic information on essays and articles that look at various aspects of Mao Zedong Thought with links where available. Of course, each item will have its own sources and selected further readings to build the library of material dedicated to explore Mao and his legacy.


Mao Zedong Thought Lives:

Volume 1 ~ Essays in Commemoration of Mao’s Centennial.

Jose Maria Sison & Stefan Engels (eds) 1995 Utrecht: Center for Social Studies, & Essen: Verlag Neuer Weg.

Contents | Mao Zedong Thought Lives

Stefan Engels | Mao Zedong’s Teachings on the Mode of Thinking

Alice G. Guillermo | Mao Zedong’s Revolutionary Aesthetics and ‘its influence on the Philippine Struggle

Armando Liwanag | Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought as Guide to the Philippine Revolution

Otto Vargas | Reflections on a Conversation with Comrade Mao Zedong

William Hinton | Mao’s Socialist line in Chinese Agriculture

William Hinton | Can Dragons Swap pearls with the Dragon god of the Seas?

D.Y.Hsu & P.Y.Ching | Labor reform – Mao vs, Liu-Deng

D.Y.Hsu & P.Y.Ching | Mass Movement: Mao’s Socialist Strategy for Change

Joshua S.S. Muldavin | From Mao to Deng: The Development of Underdevelopment in China

Carol Andreas | Women in the 20th Century China: The Maoist Legacy

Dieter Klauth & Klaus Arnecke | The 100th Birthday of Mao Zedong Marks the Triumph of his Ideas over Modern Revisionism

Carlos Echague | Mao Zedong and Social imperialism   (Different translation verison)

Raymond Lotta | Mao Zedong’s Last Great Battle,1973-76: The High road of Revolution

Wim F. Wertheim | Lasting Significance of the Mao-Model for Third World Countries

Giovanni Scuderi | Mao : A Great leader of the International proletariat and of Oppressed Nations and People

General Declaration on Mao Zedong Thought




Reading Mao

Appreciating Mao


Critical Perspectives on Mao Zedong’s Thought

Arif Dirlik, Paul Healy,  Nick Knight (Editors) 1997 Humanities Press, New Jersey

Contents | Critical Perspectives on Mao Zedong’s Thought

Paul Healy & Nick Knight | Mao Zedong’s Thought and Critical Scholarship

Roxann Prazniak | Mao and the Woman Question in the Age of Green Politics: Some Critical Reflections

Arif Dirlik | Modernism and Antimodernism in Mao Zedong’s Marxism

Nick Knight | The laws of Dialectical Materialism in Mao Zedong’s Thought: The Question of “Orthodoxy”

Paul Healy | A Paragon of Marxist Orthodoxy: Mao Zedong on the Social Formation and Social Change

Richard Levy | Mao, Marx, Political Economy and the Chinese Revolution: Good Questions, Poor Answers

Maurice Meisner | Stalinism in the History of the Chinese Communist party

Richard Johnson | A Compendium of the Infinite: Exercise of Political Purposes in the Philosophy of Mao Zedong

Liu Kang | The Legacy of Mao and Althusser: Problematics of Dialectics, Alternative Modernity and Cultural Revolution

Orin Starn | Maoism in the Andes: The Communist party of Peru-Shining path and the Refusal of History

Sanjay Seth | Indian Maoism: The Significance of the Naxalbari

William J. Dulker | Seeds of the Dragon: The Influence of the Maoist Model in Vietnam

J. Victor Koschmann | Mao Zedong and the Postwar Japanese Left

Emerita Dionisio Distor | Maoism and the Development of the Communist Party of Philippines


Quotations from Chairman Mao TseTung

Mao’s Little Red Book: A Global History

Alexander C. Cook 2014 Cambridge University Press

Contents | Mao’s Little Red Book

Alexander C. Cook | The Spiritual Atom Bomb and Its Spiritual Fall Out

Daniel Leese | A Single Spark: Origins and spread of the Little Red Book

Andrew J. Jones | Quotation Songs: portable media and the Maoist pop songs

Guobin Yang | Mao quotations in factional battles and their afterlives: episodes from Chongqinq

Lanjun Xu | Translation and internationalism

Priyal Lal | Maoism in Tanzania: material connections and shared imaginaries

Sreemati Chakrabarti | Empty Symbol: the Little Red Book in India

David Scott Palmer | The Influence of Maoism in Peru

Elizabeth McGuire | The book that bombed: Mao’s Little Red Thing in the Soviet Union

Elidor Mehili | Mao and the Albanians

Dominique Kirchner Reill | Parisan legacies and anti-imperialist ambitions: the Little Red Book in Italy and Yugoslav

Quinn Slobodian | Badge books and brand books: the Mao Bible in East and West Germany

Julian Bourg | Principally Contradictions: the flourishing of French Maoism

Bill V. Mullen | By the Book: Quotations from Chairman Mao and the making of Afro-American radicalism, 1966-1975

Ban Wang | In the beginning is the word: popular democracy and Mao’s Little Red Book


+ Global Maoism


Robeson Taj Frazier The East Is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination

2015   Duke University Press

Quinn Slobodian The Maoist Enemy: China’s Challenge in 1960s East Germany   Journal of Contemporary History 51(3) · July 2015


A Critical Introduction to Mao

edited by Timothy Cheek (2010) Cambridge University Press

Contents | A Critical Introduction to Mao

Timothy Cheek | Mao, Revolution and Memory

Joseph W. Esherick | Making Revolution in 20th Century China

Brantly Womack | From Urban radical to rural Revolutionary: Mao from 1920s to 1937

Hans J. van de Ven | War, Cosmopolitanism and Authority: Mao from 1937 to 1956

Michael Schoenhals | Consuming Fragments of Mao Zedong: The Chairman’s Final two Decades at the Helm

Frederick C. Teiwes | Mao and his Followers

Hung-Yop IP | Mao, Mao Zedung Thought and intellectuals

Delia Devin | Gendered Mao : Mao, Maoism and Women

Daniel Lesse | Mao the Man and Mao the Icon

Geremie R. Barme | For Truly Great Men, Look to This Age Alone: Was Mao Zedong the New Emperor?

Xiao Yanzhong | Recent Mao Zedong Scholarship in China

Alexander C. Cook | Third World Maoism

Charles W. Hayford | Mao’s Journeys to the West: Meanings made of Mao

Hang Yihua & Roderick Macfarquhar | Two Perspectives on Mao Zedong


The Emergence of Maoism: Mao Tse-tung, Chen Po-ta and the search for Chinese theory 1935-1945

Raymond F. Wylie 1980 Stanford University Press

Continuing the Revolution: The Political thought of Mao

John Bryan Starr 1979 Princeton University Press

Cult & Canon: The Origins and Development of State Maoism

Helmut Martin 1982 M E Sharpe, New York

Mao’s China and the Sino-Soviet Split, Ideological Dilemmas

Mingjiang li 2012 Routledge


Mao TseTung’s Immortal Contributions

Bob Avakian 1979 RCP Publications, Chicago.

The Loss in China and the Revolutionary legacy of Mao TtseTung

Bob Avakian 1978 RCP Publications, Chicago


Rethinking Mao: Explorations in Mao Zedong’s Thought 

Nick Knight 2007 Lexington Books

Mao Tse-Tung In The Scales of History

Dick Wilson (ed) 1977 Cambridge University Press

The critique of Ultra-Leftism in China 1958-1981

William A. Joseph 1984 Stanford University Press

Was Mao Really a Monster? : The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s “Mao: The Unknown Story”

Gregor Benton (Ed) 2009 Routledge

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