When did the name of Red China's first communist leader change from Mao Tse Tung, to Mao Zedong, and why?
- 4 weeks agoBest Answer
"Mao Zedong" is how it is spelled using pinyin, which is how Chinese words and names are Romanized on mainland China. In Taiwan (not sure about Hong Kong), they write using the older style (don't know what it's called). e.g. in Taiwan you'd have the name written as "Hsiang" while on the mainland it would be "Xiang"
- Jeff DLv 74 weeks ago
His name didn't change. It has to do with the evolution of pinyin (the way Mandarin is written in the roman alphabet).
- MarkLv 74 weeks ago
Because of revised spelling of Chinese words in English. "Peking" became "Beijing" at the same time in the 1980s.
"Red China"? Are you writing this from the 1950s?