Chinese pressed red book with quotations of mao Zedong. English version.
Often the Red Books came in small editions so the Chinese people could easily carry it in a pocket to take it with them. So The Red Book was often called The Little Red Book.
The first edition of The Red Book appeared in 1964. In the book there are quotations of Mao Zedong. There were put together by Lin Biao. Lin Biao was a general under Mao’s rule and one of his most trusted friends.
During The Cultural Revolution they printed about 5-6 billion copies of this book. Making it the worlds second most printed book, the Bible being first. In The Cultural Revolution everybody in China was obligated to have and study The Little Red Book.In 1966 they distributed the Red Book internationally in different languages.