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Chinese Communist leaders Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong in 1935.

On this day in 1976 Mao Tse-Tung passed away. Here he is in earlier revolutionary days with Zhou En-Lai (L) during the long march, 1935

Chaing Kai-Shek (L) and Mao Tse-Tung ® pose for an official photo in the WWII years when both shared the Japanese as a common enemy. After the defeat of Japan, the two men waged a civil war for control of China. Mao’s Red Army pushed Chang’s KMT out of mainland China to Taiwan.

Chaing Kai-Shek (L) and Mao Tse-Tung ® pose for an official photo in the WWII years when both shared the Japanese as a common enemy. After the defeat of Japan, the two men waged a civil war for control of China. Mao’s Red Army pushed Chang’s KMT out.

Ouyang Xiang, son of the former first secretary of Heilongjiang’s provincial party committee, was dragged outside the North Plaza Hotel, persecuted for sending an unsigned letter to the provincial revolutionary committee defending his denounced father. Three days later, he was pushed out of a third-story window of the building where he was held. The official report called his death a suicide. Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Nov. 30, 1968. Li Zhensheng

A Panoramic View of China's Cultural Revolution

The photographer Li Zhensheng documented China’s Cultural Revolution for his local paper in Harbin, but soon started taking pictures that didn’t align with the Community Party dogma and, fearing retribution, hid them.

It's 75 years since Trotsky, already expelled from the Soviet Communist Party and exiled, went to start a new life in Mexico. But he was hunted down in Mexico City by Stalinist assassins.

The ice pick assassination

Trotsky's grandson recalls ice pick killing - BBC News. With Barbara Kingsolver in The Lacuna

Vilma Espín was a leader in the Cuban revolution and in the women’s movement in Cuba. She was part of the July 26 Movement that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959.

Vilma Lucila Espín Guillois (April 1930 – June was a Cuban revolutionary, feminist and chemical engineer. She was one of the most important fighters in the struggle for Cuban women’s equality as well as fighting against the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship.

China. Chinese Punishment, Whipping A Lawbreaker, c1900 // Attribution Unknown

Old photos of China: One hundred years of Chinese history condensed in 75 amazing pictures recently restored. From late Qing dynasty to Sino-Japanese war.

Cina, libro, Hong Kong, gay, Rivoluzione Cinese, Mao, Cina. Il braccio destro di Mao era gay?, ricerca, giornalista, Zhou Enlai, Tsoi Wing-mui

Zhou Enlai April 11 – The Taiwanese Kuomintang put a time-bomb on the airplane Kashmir Princess, killing 16 but failing to assassinate the People's Republic of China leader, Zhou Enlai.

Mao Zedong, leader of Communist faction of the Chinese armed forces shortly after end of World War II. He attended a peace negotiation with his Chiang Kai-shek in Chongqing from August 28, 1945 to Oct 10, 1945, but civil war resumed in 1946, and ended with victory to Mao's Communists in 1949.

Mao Zedong, Leader Of Communist Faction Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

35 Photos of the Courageous Protestors and the Brutal Government Oppression at Tiananmen Square

35 Photos of the Courageous Protestors and the Brutal Government Oppression at Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square Anniversary: Remember The Failed 'Chinese Spring' With These Iconic Photos

50-years- old Henry Pu-Yi, the last Manchu emperor of China, seen in a communist prison in Fushan, China

Henry Pu-Yi, the last Manchu emperor of China, seen in a Communist prison in Fushan, China, Dec. where he spent the last 11 years of his life.

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