1967: Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Author/Editor: Zedong Mao
“The Little Red Book”, as it was known, is one of the most printed books in history. It is a collection of the Chinese Cultural Revolution’s ideas and philosophies regarding the corruption of capitalism and the promotion of communism. During the 1960s, it was essentially required for every Chinese citizen to own and study this work and images from the time frequently depict people waving the distinctive red book in the air or clutching it under their arms.
This particular edition was translated into English by the Foreign Languages Press in Peking and features a preface by Lin Piao, Mao’s chosen successor. However, after Paio died during a suspected coup to overthrow Mao, he was posthumously declared a traitor and his preface was ripped out of existing editions.