The Little Red Book

book of selected statements from speeches and writings by Mao Zedong

The Little Red Book (official title Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong Chinese: 毛主席语录; pinyin: Máo zhǔxí yǔlù) is a book of the sayings of Mao Zedong.

Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong
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AuthorMao Zedong
Original title毛主席语录 Máo zhǔxí yǔlù'
CountryPeople's Republic of China
LanguageChinese
GenrePolitical theory
PublisherPeople's Republic of China
Publication date
April 1964
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)

It was put out by the military newspaper of the People's Republic of China from April 1964 until about 1976. The book is a collection of quotes taken from Mao Zedong's speeches and books. Its popular title The Little Red Book describes its size and appearance: it was specially designed for easy carrying.