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Chinese Communist Party Historiography of the 1911 Revolution, 1935-1976

Mao Zedong ascended to a position within the CCP unparalleled before or since in part due to his ability to control the narration of history by creating and spreading a master narrative of history. Mao’s master narrative of history was the retelling of Chinese history by Mao that provided the foundation for Mao Zedong Thought and legitimised his power and policies.

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