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Book made in China, 1968, by the Foreign Language Press Peking for the German market. The title of the books reads:”Mao Zedong Collected Words” and is a complete collection.
The Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung is a five volume collection of the written works of Mao Zedong ranging from the years 1926–1957. The collection was first published by the People’s Publishing House in 1951, and was later translated into English by the state-owned Foreign Languages Press. A fifth volume, which included the works of Chairman Mao from 1949 to 1957, was released during the leadership of Hua Guofeng, but subsequently withdrawn from circulation for its perceived ideological errors.
There has never been an official “Complete Works of Mao Zedong” collecting all his known publications. A number of unauthorized volumes of the Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung have been released, such as Volumes 6-9 which were published in India by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). During the ten years of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), the People’s Publishing House published 870 different editions of Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung (Volumes 1–4), with a total of 325 million paperbacks and 2.55 million hardcover copies of the Chinese editions created. The Selected Works were also translated into a 14 different foreign languages.
Mao Zedong (1893-1976) was the leader of communist China for decades. He made major transformations in China, most known are the Cultural Revolution (removal of kapitalist elements) and The Great Leap Forward (the industrialization of China).
One of Moa’s most trusted man, Lin Biao, collected quotations of Mao and published them wich would become known as The Red Book. Lin Biao was a chinese general and politician who commanded the troops in the Korean war. Later he got into a power struggle with Mao and he died in a planecrash.