Mao Tse-Tung's International Politics Theory and Practice

By Sun Junjian

Contributions by: Yuan Xin Hua, Zhang Mian

This is a complete study of Mao Tse-Tung's theory of international politics. The author discusses major viewpoints and principles of rights on mainland China in international political studies, and comes to the conclusion that a dialectical integration of viewpoints on rights, power, and interests is a better way to look into Mao's international political theory. Also analyzed is the background and theoretical origin of Mao's international political theory. The author argues that Mao inherited the essence of Chinese traditional culture, borrowed Marxist' theories, as well as some theories of western international politics and modern western theories of human rights, and combined them in the Chinese context. He gradually refined these theories in the later revolutions. Based on the illustration of Mao's major topics towards epoch, power, order, and strategy, the author indicates that Mao fully inherited the essence of Lenin's views that the direction of modern times is the demise of imperialism and the incoming of proletariat's revolution, and believed that human beings would be liberated by this revolution. More importantly, Mao creatively proposed that peace is another epochal topic besides revolution. Finally, author Sun offers that Mao's five principles of peaceful co-existence are the real basis of a just and rational international political order, with an aim to protect nation's and states' rights, and that the goal of Mao's international political strategy is to maintain world peace and the security of Chinese territory. [Subject: Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Politics, Chinese Studies]


Publication Date: 2/28/2018
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781844644865


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