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Paru pour la première fois aux Éditions Champ Libre en 1971 Les Habits neufs du Président Mao est un ouvrage remaruablement documenté ui par la rigueur de son approche critiue constitue incontestablement une référence dans l’étude de l’histoire contemporaine Si les uatre décennies ui ont suivi la publication de ce livre ont permis aux historiens de découvrir des sources complémentaires d’informations sur le passé d’un pays ui connaît aujourd’hui des mutations importantes ; elles n’ont en rien infirmé cette analyse originale scandaleuse à l’époue et au It was a time when french intelectuals venerated Mao They made the trip to Beijing where chinese government presented a reality of Potemkine village to them Barthes Sollers Kristeva WahlMao the greatest tyrant of the XX million of deaths 60 And then there was a lucid observer great expert of China he denounced the blindness of the intellectuals A violent hatred campaign broke out against him Simon Leys said the truthI read again this book after the publication of septi me fonction du langage thriller on Barthes death I always seek to understand why intelligent people preferred dictators to democracy Sartre to Camus

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Jourd’hui enfin généralement admise de ce ue fut véritablement la « Révolution culturelle »Les Habits neufs du Président Mao fut en effet le premier ouvrage à dénoncer l’image mensongère ue la presse et l’édition avaient voulu donner à l’époue de la Chine et ce n’est pas le plus mince mérite de ce livre ue d’avoir contribué à contre courant d’une certaine opinion à dessiller les yeux du public sur les crimes perpétrés par les acteurs de cette « table rase » dont la Chine et les Chinois eurent à souffrirL’auteur y livrait pour la première foi The book is a great explanation of what the Cultural revolution was a simple power struggle Mao s attempt to get back control and explains very well the workings and inner struggles of the Chinese totalitarian regime It might get tedious at times but is a very good insight for the period describedI actually found him mentioned in Amelie Nothomb s books and tend to agree with her that he s a very good writer and historian The White Nights of Ramadan ue fut véritablement la « Révolution culturelle »Les Habits neufs du Président Mao fut en effet le premier ouvrage à dénoncer l’image mensongère Beyond the Pale ue la presse et l’édition avaient voulu donner à l’époue de la Chine et ce n’est pas le plus mince mérite de ce livre The Black Ice Score (Parker, ue d’avoir contribué à contre courant d’une certaine opinion à dessiller les yeux du public sur les crimes perpétrés par les acteurs de cette « table rase » dont la Chine et les Chinois eurent à souffrirL’auteur y livrait pour la première foi The book is a great explanation of what the Cultural revolution was a simple power struggle Mao s attempt to get back control and explains very well the workings and inner struggles of the Chinese totalitarian regime It might get tedious at times but is a very good insight for the period describedI actually found him mentioned in Amelie Nothomb s books and tend to agree with her that he s a very good writer and historian

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S les clés pour comprendre les péripéties dont la plus grande partie était restée inconnue de cette « Révolution culturelle » la lutte des clans bureaucratiues au pouvoir l’intervention des gardes rouges et leur épuration le rôle des différents satrapes militaires l’échec enfin du projet de MaoLa présente réédition est simplement précédée d’une notice de l’auteur ui met en perspective cet ouvrage près de 40 ans après sa première publication en exposant les dangers de l’amnésie sur lauelle la Chine prétend aujourd’hui conduire son essor économiu First and most influential book 1971First visit to China 1955 friendship for the Chinese and hope for their revolution But later he saw the downsides and wrote about themChinese Shadows is another of his booksBlurbSimon Leys is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970 He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993 He died in Sydney in 2014Writing in three languages French Chinese and English he played an important political role in revealing the true nature of the Cultural RevolutionMany Chinese intellectuals had great respect for Simon Leys French speaking Belgian scholar whose real name was Pierre Ryckmans He spoke out on our behalf when others were silentFrom Geremie R Barm s 2018 NYR review of a biography of his teacher Simon Leys Navigator between Worlds by Philippe PauetI am keeping this review in my book of Lu Xun stories


5 thoughts on “The Chairman's New Clothes Mao and the Cultural Revolution

  1. says:

    It was a time when french intelectuals venerated Mao They made the trip to Beijing where chinese government presented a reality of Potemkine village to them Barthes Sollers Kristeva WahlMao the greatest tyrant of the XX° million of deaths 60 And then there was a lucid observer great expert of China he denounced the blindness of the intellectuals A violent hatred campaign broke out against him Simon Leys said the truthI read again this

  2. says:

    The book is a great explanation of what the Cultural revolution was a simple power struggle Mao's attempt to get back control and explains very well the workings and inner struggles of the Chinese totalitarian regime It might get tedious at times but is a very good insight for the period describedI actually found him mentioned in Amelie Nothomb's books and tend to agree with her that he's a very good writer and historian

  3. says:

    First and most influential book 1971First visit to China 1955 friendship for the Chinese and hope for their revolution But later he saw the downsides and wrote about themChinese Shadows is another of his booksBlurbSimon Leys is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970 He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies

  4. says:

    En una interpretación y descripción de hechos históricos resultamos con un gran manual de política dura El poder conlleva a los sacrificios

  5. says:

    Livre essentiel pour comprendre la réalité de la Révolution Culturelle Ce livre a fait beaucoup de mal aux maoïstes de salon plus enclin

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