Untold realities of Mao's life published in Persian
Publish Date : Saturday 16 September 2017 - 21:19
IBNA- The book, 'The Private Life of Chairman Mao' by Mao's Personal Physician Li Zhisui which sheds light on the untold realities of the former Chinese leader Mao Zedong is released in Persian.
According to IBNA
correspondent the Persian translation of ‘The Private Life of Chairman Mao: The Memoirs of Mao's Personal Physician’
is translated by Mohammad Javad Omidvar into Persian and released by Jahan-e Ketab Culture and Art Institute in Tehran.
The work is a memoir by Dr. Li Zhisui
, one of the physicians to Mao Zedong
, former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, which was first published in 1994. It the 22 years for which Dr. Li maintains he was Mao's personal physician. After a brief summary of his family and personal history, Li discusses how he came to treat first the senior Chinese communist officials, then in 1954 Mao himself until Mao's death in 1976.
Much of the text discusses the difficulties and frustrations faced by Li attempting to deal with the politics, infighting and personal conflicts of the upper echelons of the Communist Party of China, as well as the difficulties dealing with both Mao as a patient and other high-ranking officials,
A significant theme in the book is Li's gradual transition from his initial sincere admiration for Mao as a leader of the country to his eventual disgust, contempt and personal dislike of the leader due to Mao's manipulation of people and events, odd sexual habits, abuses of power, substitution of slogans and cult of personality for knowledge of modern science or administrative ability, and above all Mao's indifference to the suffering of the general population due to his failed policies.
The Persian version of ‘The Private Life of Chairman Mao: The Memoirs of Mao's Personal Physician’ is released by Jahan-e Ketab Culture and Art Institute in 224 pages with a print run of 1000 copies.