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 Worldwide Study of Chairman Mao's Works Forms a Great Irresistible Current

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Splendour of Mao Tse-tung's Thought

Worldwide Study of Chairman Mao's Works Forms a Great Irresistible Current

  
Source: Peking Review, No. 49, December 1, 1967
Transcribed by www.wengewang.org


    The past year or more since the unfolding of China's great proletarian cultural revolution has witnessed the big circulation of Chairman Mao's works throughout the world. Both the amount and extent of their distribution abroad during the period under review are without precedent.
   Preliminary figures show that over the said period, Guozi Shudian (China Publications Centre) distributed abroad more than 4.6 million copies of Chairman Mao's works in 25 languages, namely, Albanian, Arabic, Burmese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Nepalese, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese and Esperanto. This figure, 4.6 million, exceeds the total distributed abroad in the 17 years following the founding of our Peoples Republic and is more than 6.5 times the total for the corresponding period in 1964-65.
   In addition, according to incomplete statistics, 845 unauthorized translations and editions of Chairman Mao's works in 65 languages have been published in 55 countries and regions. These include 43 editions of Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung and Selected Military Writings of Mao Tse-tung, and 802 editions of Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung, the "three constantly read articles" [Serve the People, In Memory of Norman Bethune and The Foolish Old Man Who Removed the Mountains], selected readings from Chairman Mao's works and separate pamphlets. Chairman Mao's writings, poems, and statements and talks made in recent years in support of world's people's revolutionary struggle that have been carried in foreign papers and publications are countless.
   Foreign language editions of Chairman Mao's works published in China have now found their way to 148 countries and regions throughout the five continents. The radiance of his writings now shines everywhere, from the embattled jungles in Southeast Asia to the rugged Andes regions in South America, from the southern tip of Africa to Iceland near the Arctic circle.
   Today, Chairman Mao's works have become the most popular books among the broad masses in many countries. More often than not, his works were sold out within hours or even minutes after their delivery and even before these bookshops found time to put them on the shelves. Nearly every day crowds of people were seen waiting outside some bookshops wanting to know if these treasured books were on sale. And the moment they knew that Chairman Mao's works were available, they spread the news far and wide and streamed in in groups to buy them. A bookshop in a certain country was always crowded with people whenever Chairman Mao's works were on sale; they formed long queues stretching from the counter to the street.
   When news about Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung being published in foreign languages reached abroad, letters and telegrams placing orders kept pouring into China from every part of the world. The numerous letters sent in by readers all express the one and same wish: to get this red treasured book Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung as early as possible. Bookshops in many countries have written time and again to expedite the shipment, every time they placed larger orders. A Japanese reader said in his letter: "The way the Japanese people are flocking to buy this book is unprecedented. I believe in the future, the number of Japanese youth wanting this book will increase with each passing year."
   The revolutionary people in all lands who are locked in a life-and-death struggle with imperialism, revisionism and all reaction are anxious to obtain the invaluable revolutionary works of Chairman Mao in no lime. An Asian friend wrote in his letter: "In delivering Chairman Mao's treasured books into the hands of the revolutionary people of the world a minute sooner, you will help make the world revolution achieve its victory a minute sooner.'


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     Mao Tse-tung's thought is Marxism-Leninism of the era in which imperialism is heading for total collapse and socialism is advancing to worldwide victory. It is a powerful ideological weapon for opposing imperialism and for opposing revisionism and dogmatism.
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   An African friend expressed his burning desire to obtain Chairman Mao's works by writing in his letter-in a careful hand 12 Chinese characters saying: "Chairman Mao's works arc like food and weapons." He added, "Please send me Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung and other works by Chairman Mao. ... 1 hope that I can receive them as soon as possible. The books will be a grvat help to my African compatriots and me in our study of Mao Tse-tung's thought. To free ourselves completely from imperialist domination, we must act according to Chairman Mao's teachings and instructions/'
   A friend in Latin America in a letter to Guozi Shudian earnestly requested that a complete set of all the works by Chairman Mao that have been published be sent to him- lie said: All those who want to topple imperialism and overthrow the capitalist system of exploitation must study Chairman Mao's works.
   The worldwide spreading of Mao Tse-tung's thought has been an earth-shaking event. The world's revolutionary people warmly hail it as "a great contribution to the international communist movement," and as having "promoted the revolutionary cause of the world's people." The revolutionaries and progressive press of the world have highly appraised the great importance of Chairman Mao's works in promoting the cause of world revolution. V.G. Wilcox. General Secretary of the Communist Party of New Zealand, said that the theoretical work of Comrade Mao Tsc-lung has made "the science of Marxism-Leninism the daily guide and working tool of tens of millions to a degree never before known'' and has made "Marxism-Leninism a, mass question among the toiling people.'' The Canadian monthly Progressive Worker in an article points out that the writings of Chairman Mao ''constitute a milestone in the development of Marxism-Leninism and indicate that a new era of Marxism-Leninism has been reached — the era of the thought of Mao Tse-tung."
   Revolutionary people the world over most sincerely praise, and in glowing terms, Chairman Mao's works which shine forth with golden radiance as "Marxist-Leninist classics at their highest in the present era,” the "sharpest and most powerful ideological weapon" for the oppressed peoples of the world and their "everburning beacon" on their road to freedom and liberation.
    The revoiulionary people of the world have realized that in reading Chairman Mao's works, they can "draw tremendous spiritual strength'' from them and "find the orientation" for their revolution like a captain who "finds his bearings when sailing the seas." Inspired by the infinitely brilliant thought of Mao Tse-tung, they are "waging struggles, overcoming one difficulty after another and creating a brand-new world."" Revolutionaries of many countries take the study of Chairman Mao's brilliant works as a most important task. They have expressed their determination to "imprint Chairman Mao's teachings in our minds" and "infuse them in our blood."' They have said that they will "devote our whole lives to the study of Chairman Mao's great works." "always follow Chairman Mao in the revolution and march from victory to victory under the banner of his thought.''
   While themselves studying Chairman Mao's writings hard, revolutionaries of many countries are determined to plant the great red banner of Mao Tse-tung's thought all over (he world, defying difficulties and sacrifices in propagating Mao Tse-tung's thought with great courage. A Syrian friend said: "I think that Chairman Mao's works should be published in all languages to meet the needs of the people of the world, so that Mao Tse-tung's thought may illuminate every dark corner like a torch and the people of all countries may learn how to serve the people and how to win victories." A Japanese friend said: "No matter what difficulties or obstacles may crop up in the days to come, we are resolved to study Mao Tse-tung's thought in earnest and disseminate it.among the Japanese people." An African friend said: In my country, one is thrown into prison the moment he is found by the reactionary government with a copy of the Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung. But still, we try by every means possible to bring home the Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung.
   The clerks of a bookshop in Colombia have suffered from constant political persecution and some of them have even been jailed because of their enthusiasm in circulating Chairman Mao's works. But far from being discouraged, they studied hard Chairman Mao's teaching that "work is struggle" and his instruction as contained in the brilliant work Serve the People, that "in times of difficulty we must not lose sight of our achievements, must see the bright future and must pluck up our courage." They have drawn boundless confidence and strength from these teachings.
   Not long ago, three rank-and-file revolutionaries of different nationalities were arrested in London for selling Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung outside Hyde Park - known as the "showcase of democracy" of British imperialism. The three revolutionaries defied fascist violence with the utmost bravery and steadfastness. When the judge of the bourgeois court threatened them with fines and imprisonment, they fearlessly challenged his unwarranted verdict and shouted "Long live Chairman Mao" and other revolutionary slogans. Panic-stricken, the reactionaries were nonplussed. The ugly farce staged by the British authorities outside Hyde Park and their fascist outrages in court, far from preventing the spread of Mao Tse-tung's thought, have aroused more and more revolutionary masses to propagate and defend it.
   Throughout the past decade and more, a sharp struggle between the two classes, two roads and two lines has raged over the work of distributing Chairman Mao's writings abroad. China's Khrushchov mortally fears and bitterly hates the invincible thought of Mao Tse-tung. To realize his scheme of restoring capitalism, shortly after the founding of the People's Republic, he began to exert through his agents in publishing circles direct control over the work of distribution abroad. He tried in a thousand and one ways to undermine the distribution of Chairman Mao's works, to prevent and undermine the spread of Mao Tse-tung's thought and greatly suppressed the number of Chairman Mao's works for distribution. In the meantime, large quantities of poisonous weeds — feudal, capitalist and revisionist works — were sent abroad spreading poison in the world,   Here is a striking contrast: while the* first lot of the fourth volume of Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung (English edition) distributed abroad amounted to only 446 copies, the first batch of the sinister book on "self-cultivation" (English edition) distributed abroad numbered as many as 9.968 copies. These hard figures are undeniable criminal evidence of the frenzied effort by Chinas Khrushchov and his collaborators to prevent and sabotage the spread of Mao Tse-tung's thought in the world.
   However, things turn out just as Chairman Mao wrote in one of his poems: "And mayflies lightly plot to topple the great tree." Mao Tse-tung's thought is great and Invincible truth. The people of the world arc eager to study Mao Tse-tung's thought, from which to seek the truth to fight against the imperialists and the revisionists and overthrow the dark rule of the reactionaries. This is a powerful historical trend which no one can stop. Whoever tries to resist and stay the trend will, like a mantis trying to stop a cart, eventually be crushed by the wheel of history. China's Khrushchov has been dragged out in the current unprecedented great proletarian cultural revolution and all his schemes against Mao Tse-tung's thought and its dissemination have utterly failed. Nor will all other reactionary forces in the world that arc opposed to Mao Tse-tung's thought come to a good end. The invincible thought of Mao Tse-tung will spread to every corner of the world, along with the vigorous development of the revolutionary struggle of the peoples.

  
  
  

 
 
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