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Madame Mao : The White-Boned Demon - Ross Terrill

Madame Mao

The White-Boned Demon

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780804729222
Number Of Pages: 424

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This is the most complete and authoritative account of the childhood and tumultuous life of Jiang Qing, from her early years as an aspiring actress to her marriage and partnership with Mao Zedong, the controversial years of power after Mao's death, her final years of disgrace and imprisonment, and her suicide in 1991.

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"A fascinating portrait... Wildly successful in his global search for new sources ... Terrill has produced the most complete biography that in all likelihood will ever be published on the fatally flawed yet fascinating Madame Mao." - Philadelphia Inquirer "A magnificent display of investigative reporting, research, and reconstruction... It throws much light on the madness of China's Cultural Revolution... Remarkable pictures of life in Mao's 'inner court' during his declining years." - New York Newsday

Prologue: "I Was Mao's Dog"p. 7
Growing Up, Reaching Out (1914-33)p. 14
Onstage in Shanghai (1933-37)p. 39
Mao's Housewife in Yanan (1938-49)p. 107
Letdown (1950s)p. 162
Recovery and Revenge: Politics as Theater (1960s)p. 213
Bid to Be Empress (1970s)p. 265
"Shut Up, Jiang Qing"p. 330
Postscriptp. 360
Abbreviations in Notesp. 365
Reference Notesp. 368
Indexp. 407
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ISBN: 9780804729222
ISBN-10: 0804729220
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Type: Revised