Selected Military Writings of Mao Tse-tung

Why is it That Red Political Power Can Exist in China? (October 5, 1928)

The Struggle in the Chingkang Mountains (November 25, 1928)

On Correcting Mistaken Ideas in the Party (December 1929)

A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire (January 5, 1930)

Problems of Strategy in China's Revolutionary War (December 1936)

Problems of Strategy in Guerilla War Against Japan (May 1938)

On Protracted War (May 1938) recommended

Problems of War and Strategy (November 6, 1938)

Conclusions on the Repulse of the Second Anti-Communist Onslaught (May 8, 1941)

The Turning Point in World War II (October 12, 1942)

On Coalition Government
(Two Excerpts, "The People's War" , "The People's Army" (April 24, 1945)

On Production by the Army for Its Own Support and On the Importance of the Great Movements for Rectification and for Production (April 27, 1945)

Concentrate a Superior Force to Destroy the Enemy Forces One by One (September 16, 1946)

The Concept of Operations for the Northwest War Theatre (April 15, 1947)

Strategy for the Second Year of the War of Liberation (September 1, 1947)

Manifesto of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (October 1947)

On the Reissue of the Three Main Rules of Discipline and the Eight Points for Attention — Instruction of the general Headquarters of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (October 10, 1947)

The Present Situation and Our Tasks (December 25, 1947)

The Democratic Movement in the Army  (January 30, 1948)

On the Great Victory in the Northwest and on the New Type of Ideological Education Movement in the Liberation Army (March 7, 1948)

The Concept of Operations for the Liaoshi-Shenyang Campaign (September and October 1948)

The Concept of Operations for the Huai-hai Campaign (October 11, 1948)

The Momentous Change in China's Military Situation (November 14, 1948)

The Concept of Operations for the Peiping-Tientsin Campaign (December 11, 1948)

Carry the Revolution Through to the End  (December 30, 1948)

Turn the Army into a Working Force (February 8, 1949)

Order to the Army for the Country-Wide Advance (April 21, 1949)

Proclamation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (April 25, 1949)


Mao Zedong Reference Archive (MIA)