Insurgency: Mao’s Legacy | READINGS

Primary Readings

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.

Additional Bibliography

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.