"a short T-shirt bearing an image of Chairman Mao"
, known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese revolutionary who helped found the People’s Republic of China
. He led the Communist Party of China
in the Chinese Civil War
, winning victory over Chiang Kai-Shek
forces, and from this defeat in 1949 held authoritarian control over China until his death
in 1976. His communist theories are known today as Maoism
. He is a controversial figure, held both as an outstanding revolutionary and saviour of the Chinese nation, and responsible for the deaths of millions of people through famine under his regime.