Second part of late Chairman Mao's biography to be published
( 2003-12-09 15:58) (Xinhua)
The second part of the biography of late Chairman Mao Zedong, the founder of
the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Chinese People's Liberation Army and the
People's Republic of China, will be published days later.
The book, authored by the Party Literature Research Center of the CPC Central
Committee, will be published by the publishing house affiliated to the Center.
The second part of the biography, covering the late chairman's life from
1949-1976, contains 1,300,000 characters in 43 chapters. The first part,
covering 1893-1949, was published in August, 1996.
The second part is mainly based on large numbers of the late chairman's
manuscripts, speeches and minutes of talks, documents and minutes of related
meetings of the CPC Central Committee. The book also benefited from memoirs of
those who had direct contact with Chairman Mao and from interviews with them.
The monographic selection of Mao's works and other related books also will be
published to mark Chairman Mao's 110th anniversary of birth.
The selection of 1,800,000 characters is divided into eight parts on
different subjects. In addition, a 20-part TV series and a documentary on the
late chairman will be shown shortly.