Selection of texts by Mao Zedong.
Interview between Mao and the Red Guard leaders, in Alessandro Russo, “The Conclusive scene. Mao and the Red Guards in July, 1968,” positions 13:3 (2005).
Claire Fontaine | 1977: The Year That Is Never Commemorated
Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection (2007)
Optional Secondary Readings
Claudia Pozzana, “Althusser and Mao. A political test for dialectics”, in The Idea of Communism, Vol. 3, London, Verso, 2016, pp. 99 – 109.
Claudia Pozzana and Alessandro Russo, “Continuity / Discontinuity. China’s Place in the Contemporary World,” Critical Asian Studies, 43:2 (2011).
Alessandro Russo, “How Did the Cultural Revolution End? The Last Dispute between Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, 1975,” Sage Journals 39, no. 3, 2012.
Alessandro Russo, “Mummifying the Working Class: The Cultural Revolution and the Fates of the Political Parties of the 20th Century,” The China Quarterly 227, 2016.
Alessandro Russo, “Egalitarian Inventions and Political Symptoms: A Reassessment of Mao’s Statements on the ‘Probable Defeat,'” Crisis and Critique 3, no. 1, 2014.
Bachau, Henry. Essai sur la vie di Mao Zedong. Paris: Flammarion, 1982.
Bosteels, Bruno. Badiou and Politics. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.
Bosteels, Bruno. “Post-Maoism: Badiou and Politics,” positions: east asia cultures critique 13, no. 3 (2005).
Mao, Zedong. Mao Unrehearsed. ed. Stuart Schram. New York: Pelican, 1974.
Mao, Zedong. Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. ed. Stuart Schram. New York: Bantam, 1972.