Like millions of other ordinary Chinese families, Mao’s family was filled with family traditions. Mao’s family carried both the rich colors dyed from the five-thousand-year old history of Chinese traditional culture and the influence of the new era of the 20th century. His family also possessed a unique charm and the elegant demeanor required of a revolutionary leader’s family. His strong principles of fairness and ethics carried into and influenced his family life. Through genuine and everyday descriptions of his personal life, this book demonstrates from various perspectives, Mao Zedong’s family virtues, his charisma and his influence over family and Party officials.