Analytical Essay: The Thought of Mao Tse-Tung What is the author's background? (education, scholarship and teaching positions)rely on what you find in the book. The author Stuart Schram is a historian who has built a reputation on the deconstructing the intellectual development of Mao Tse-Tung. From Mao’s first published article in 1917 Schram has built an intellectual timeline depicting the development of a political and social culture in China (Schram, 1989, p 1-12). Schram confesses that he isn’t sure if he has taken liberties in his deconstruction of Mao’s intellectual development. What he does confess is that he has spent his academic career on studying and deciphering Mao’s political attitude (Schram 1989, 1-12). Schram attended a...The end:
.....ty years ago to the citizens of Communist China. The Chinese identity is a paradox. It embraces the West’s capitalistic ideology while rejecting any aspect of Western culture and religion (Schram 1989, 1-12). This paradox has resulted in a lack of power in government over its people. The ideology of Mao and economic reforms have proven successful. As capitalism gains hold of China the socialist aspects of communism as Mao philosophized has weakened. Mao changed Chinese identity. The people have become empowered in such a way that they are able to guide their own transcendence into an economic superpower on a global scale (Schram 1989, 1-12). References Schram, Stuart. The Thought of Mao-Tse-Tung. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.