With the world’s biggest population and second largest economy, China is a dynamic and ethnically diverse country with a history that spans more than 5,000 years. In 1949, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong founded modern China, or the People's Republic of China, as the leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
But who was Chairman Mao and how did his theories, strategies and policies shape modern China?
This course introduces Mao Zedong Thought and highlights how Chairman Mao’s theories dramatically shaped and influenced the political foundation what China has become today.
Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought gives learners around the world a rare peek into a course that millions of university students in China are required to take each year. Influenced by Marxism-Leninism Thought, Mao Zedong Thought incorporates ideological and political theories introduced by the first Chairman of the Communist Party of China.
- Mao’s three major theories: New Democratic theory, Social Transformation theory and China’s Socialist Construction process
- Impact of Mao Zedong Thought on modern-day China
- An understanding of a political course required of undergraduate students in China
Feng Wuzhong is an associated professor at Tsinghua University’s School of Marxism. His research focuses on the value of social development in relation to societal development, social transformations, “reform and opening-up” within the context of values such as justice, freedom, harmony, and happiness. He also serves as Deputy Supervisor of teaching faculty.
Feng has made valuable research contributions for Tsinghua’s School of Marxims with publications such as research on “harmony between virtuality and reality in a network environment,” “development as happiness,” and “concepts of reform with justice values.” Feng has compiled two textbooks, two collected works, and published 30 academic papers. He has won numerous awards for his teaching techniques, such as the highest award for a young teacher at Tsinghua University in July 2013.