Speeches, Writing, and Other Primary Sources
Chinese Leaders: Mao, Asia for Educators, Columbia University
Select the “primary source" options from the menu for writings by Mao. Also includes background readings, and discussion questions.Editorial of the Liberation Army Daily: Mao Tse-Tung’s Thought is the Telescope and Microscope of Our Revolutionary Cause, Internet History Sourcebook, Fordham University
A 1966 article from a revolutionary publication extolling Maoist doctrine. Displays the role Mao played in China in mid 1960s.Foreword to the Second Edition of the Quotations of Chairman Mao by Lin Biao
A glowing 1966 introduction to a compilation of Mao’s quotations by Lin Biao, a renowned military commander of Mao’s Red Army.Historical Speeches of Mao Zedong, the Internet Chinese Music Archive
Sound files of selected speeches.Living Revolution: The Little Red Book, Morning Sun
English translations of Mao’s quotations. The site also includes a wide range of other materials related to Mao and the Cultural Revolution.Mao Tse-tung (Zedong) Internet Library
Selections from the first five volumes of the English translation of Mao’s writings, with a search function.Mao Zedong Reference Archive, Marxists Internet Archive
English translations of a wide range of Mao’s works including speeches, poems, and essays.Quotes from the Great Helmsman, CNN
Click on “quotes" next to Mao’s picture for a selection of quotes by Mao.“A Star Reflects on the Sun," Morning Sun
An excerpt from the memoir of Chinese actress Liu Xiaoqing, reflecting on the importance of Mao in her life during the Cultural Revolution.
Photos and Artistic Representations
An Illustrated History of the Communist Party of China, China Internet Information Center
This PRC government sponsored website includes many photos from the early 1920s through the early 1990s; Mao is in several of them.Images of Yan’an, Princeton University
Photos of Yan’an, the end point of the Chinese Communists' “Long March."Stefan Landsberger’s Chinese Propaganda Poster Pages
Presented by Stefan Landsberger (University of Amsterdam and Leiden University), this website includes around 1,700 images of Chinese propaganda posters dating from 1949 to the present, additional background on the majority of the posters, and suggestions for further reading. The posters are searchable by topic or artist. Posters of Mao can be found in several sections, including “The Mao Cult" and “Great Leap Forward."
Mao Slide Gallery, The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Long Bow Group
Nine serious and not-so-serious images of Mao.Mao Tsetung Picture Album, Revolutionary Worker Online
A small collection of portraits and photos.Mao Zedong Media Library, The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Long Bow Group
Video clips, including Mao waving and reviewing the army.
MaoPost: Vintage Chinese Propaganda Posters
Posters of Mao and other leaders from this retail website dedicated to selling posters. The site features images of around 1,000 mid to late twentieth century Chinese propaganda posters, with a focus on the Mao era. Posters are organized by category and each poster is accompanied by English language translations of text.Reddest Red Sun, Morning Sun, Long Bow Group
Features images of Mao badges and a video clip of “radiating Maos." The site also includes a wide range of other materials related to Mao and the Cultural Revolution.