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Zhisui Li (1919–1995)

Autor de The private life of chairman Mao

1 Obra 623 Miembros 9 Reseñas

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Créditos de la imagen: Zhisui Li en première de couverture de son livre "La vie privée du Président Mao" (Plon / 1994)

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The private life of chairman Mao (1994) 623 copias, 9 reseñas

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Conocimiento común

Otros nombres
志绥 李
Zhi-sui Li
Fecha de nacimiento
1919-12-30
Fecha de fallecimiento
1995-02-13
Género
male
Nacionalidad
China
País (para mapa)
Chine
Etats-Unis
Lugar de nacimiento
Pékin, Chine
Lugar de fallecimiento
Carol Stream , Illinois, Etats-Unis
Ocupaciones
Médecin

Miembros

Reseñas

Rather than some "expert" who never met Chairman Mao, this book is written by his doctor. That doesn't mean that every word has to be taken as gospel, but Zhisui Li does make a believable picture of a dictator.

One of the wisest sayings is, "All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely." and this book is the proof. I suspect that Mao started as a well meaning leader but, couldn't handle the adulation which, over time, turned to fear. He became a monster who viewed human life in numbers.… (más)
 
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the.ken.petersen | 8 reseñas más. | Nov 3, 2022 |
Excellent. Well-written. Fascinating.
 
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micahammon | 8 reseñas más. | Dec 19, 2020 |
To be sure, Mao Tse Tung was a bit of a prick. There, I've said it. The Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party he may have been but he was a queer duck, and his personal doctor Li Zhi-Sui was there to record Mao's many foibles.

We get an indepth look at Mao's health, his refusal to brush his tea, preferring to drink tea, his peccadilloes and the good doctor's waning faith in Mao. What sticks in my mind is Mao's constipation, so bad that the good doctor was forced to use his fingers to dig out hard stools. What made this so memorable though was the translator's phrase to describe using his fingers to dig out hard stools; "digital manipulation". Now, whenever I hear someone say "let's digitally manipulate that" I wince.… (más)
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MiaCulpa | 8 reseñas más. | Jun 16, 2020 |
Dr. Li Zhisui recounts his personal interactions with Chairman Mao throughout his years as Mao's personal doctor. This account is not only captivating, but gives insight into the personality and events surrounding Mao.
 
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MarchingBandMan | 8 reseñas más. | Apr 3, 2017 |

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Obras
1
Miembros
623
Popularidad
#40,415
Valoración
3.9
Reseñas
9
ISBNs
19
Idiomas
7

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