A biography of China's former leader.
Read by Pik-Sen Lim.Mao was born into a peasant family who lived in the remote and beautiful province of Shaoshan.
He enjoyed a carefree existence but knew he was destined to escape his roots.
Mao is in the pay of the Russians and enlarges his power base.
He develops a liking for purges and condemns his foes to death by writing poems to them.
Always putting himself first, Mao abandons his second wife and young family in the city of Changsha as military manoeuvres intensify.
His deadly foe is now Chiang Kai-shek.
|04||The Long March||20050623|
This famous event which involved 80,000 people on foot was central to Mao's grasp for power.
Of course, events surrounding the march were often made up and passed into Chinese myth.
|05 LAST||The Final Move||20050624|
Mao's rise in the late 1940s is unstoppable.
He has married his fourth wife, the infamous Madame Mao, and as Supreme Leader will address the crowds at Tiananmen Gate in a flat and spluttering voice!.