Mao Tse Tung And The Chinese Communist Party Essay

1647 Words Dec 19th, 2016 7 Pages
Mao Tse-tung was born December 26,1963 in Shaoshan, Hunan Province, China. Mao Tse-tung served as chairman of the people’s republic of China from 19-19 to 1959, and the Chinese Communist Party from 1935- until his death. Mao was born in a peasant family that had tilled their three acres of land for several generations. Being Chinese was difficult for most Chinese citizens, but Mao’s family was better off then most. His authoritarian father, Mao Zedong, was a prosperous grain dealer, and his mother, Wen Qimei, was a nurturing parent.

When Mao was eight years old he attended a small school in his village, which he had received little education. Bout time Mao was thirteen, he was working full time in the fields, which he started to grow restless and ambitious.

At the age of 14, Mao Tse-tung 's father arranged a marriage for him, but he never accepted it. When he turned 17, he left home to enroll in a secondary school in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province. In 1911, the Xinhua Revolution began against the monarchy, and Mao joined the Revolutionary Army and the Kuomintang, the Nationalist Party. Led by Chinese statesman Sun Yat-sen, the Kuomintang overthrew the monarchy in 1912 and founded the Republic of China. Spurred on by the promise of a new future for China and himself, Mao reveled in the political and cultural change sweeping the country.

In 1918, Mao Tse-tung graduated from the Hunan First Normal School, becoming a certified teacher. That same year, his mother…

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