Book made in China, 1984, first edition. It contains the selected works of Liu Shaoqi volume 1 translated in English. Of this series there is a volume 1 and volume 2.
Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969) was a Chinese revolutionary, politician, and theorist. He was Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee from 1954 to 1959, First Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1956 to 1966 and Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, the de jure head of state, from 1959 to 1968, during which he implemented policies of economic reconstruction in China.
For 15 years, Liu was the third most powerful man in China, behind only Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai. Originally groomed as Mao’s successor, Liu antagonized him in the early 1960s before the Cultural Revolution. From 1966 onward, Liu was criticized and then purged by Mao. In 1968, Liu disappeared from public life and was labelled a traitor to the revolution.
He died under harsh treatment during the Cultural Revolution, but was posthumously rehabilitated by Deng Xiaoping’s government in 1980 and granted a national memorial service.