Mao Zedong (毛澤東, 1893–1976), a co-founder of the CCP and the de facto ruler of Communist China as chairperson of the CCP from 1949 to his death in 1976. Mao believed all religions should be ultimately eradicated, but at least in a period of his life he tried to achieve this aim by first putting them into strict CCP control and created the red market.« Back to Glossary Index
The Taiping Mystery. 3. Birth of a Militant Religion
From Hong Xiuquan’s 1837 vision, a full-blown religion was born. Soon, it acquired an army and declared war to the Qing dynasty.
Democracy, Transitional Justice, and the Tai Ji Men Case
When a country moves from a non-democratic to a democratic regime, past wrongdoings should be acknowledged and rectified. It is not easy.
Christians Worship the Communist Martyrs
Christians are compelled to worship the Communist Martyrs. The new trend inaugurated by the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th anniversary continues unabated.
Gandhi, Non-Violence, and the Tai Ji Men Case
The Indian leader’s concept of satyagraha was originally developed in South Africa in 1930, while protesting unjust taxes.