Tse-Tung turned a weak and semi-feudal backward country into one of the
powerful and largest communist states in the world. He was a visionary,
philosopher and a guerrilla leader who attempted to build a socialist
based on farming.
born in a peasant family in 1893. Since his childhood, he loved to read
China's history fascinated young Mao. His childhood exposed him to the
life of the peasants and he became aware of the dormant strength of the
population. He stressed the need for rural China rather than urban
he grew up, he read a number of history books and became aware of the
Taiping rebellion, where the peasants had tried to form communist
But they were suppressed by the Manchus.
also read the legendary San-yat Sen, who
tried to overthrow the Manchu dynasty to find the Republic of China.
readings were the inspiring and turning point, which made him in his
determined to do something for the peasants of China.