After he returned to Beijing in the fall, he wrote frantically.

First he published a short account in China Weekly Review, then a series ofpublications in Chinese.

Red Star Over China, published first in London in 1937, was givencredit for introducing both Chinese and foreign readers not so much to theCommunist Party, which was reasonably well known, but to Mao Zedong.

Mao was not, as had been reported, dead, and Snow reported that Mao was apolitical reformer, not the purely military or radical revolutionary he had beenduring the 1920s.


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