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Mao Tse-Tung
(1893-1976) born on
Dec 26
Chinese political leader. He was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his nation's communist revolution.
         
   
F
To read too many books is harmful.

R
Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
A
There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
N
Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
K
The enemy advances, we retreat.
The enemy camps, we harass.
The enemy tires, we attack.
The enemy retreats, we pursue..
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The New Yorker," 7 Mar 1977
R: On intellectuals, quoted by Fu-sheng Mu "The Wilting of the Hundred Flowers," Praeger 63
A: "Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art" (May 1942; published in Selected Works, vol. 3).
N: Speech, 27 Feb 1957.
K: Slogan for his troops, recalled on his death 9 Sep 76
   


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