1. Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Research on Physical Education, article published in New Youth, Volume III: issue 2, comprising Mao’s earliest appearance in print, written under the pseudonym 'Pupil of Twenty-eight Strokes’ (Chinese characters use 28 strokes in writing his name calligraphically), rebound without individual wrappers, a few library stamps, pages browned, comprising vol. III: issues 1-6, March 1st, Qunyi Bookstore, Shanghai, 1917.
New Youth magazine was started in 1915 by Chen DuXiu, one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party (1921). It was an influential journal spreading communist thought throughout China under the banner of the New Culture Movement.
est. £1000 – £1500
Extremely rare. Mao introduces the importance of individual self-motivation which became the key to understanding his long-term objectives throughout his later career.