The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] (1893–1976)

  • Peter Nolan
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Mao led the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in its revolutionary struggle pre-1949 and was preeminent in the post-revolutionary leadership for most of the period from Liberation (1949) until his death in 1976. The degree to which Mao personally dominated China’s post-revolutionary development is illustrated by the dramatic changes that have occurred since his death. It seems reasonable to speak of a ‘Maoist model’ to characterize China’s development path for much of the period from 1949 to 1976.

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  • Peter Nolan
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