Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung

Preface To “Oppose Book Worship”[1]

March 11, 1961

This is an old article which was written to oppose dogmatism in the Red Army at that time. At that time we did not use the term Chiao-t’iao-chu-i (dogmatism) but rather Pen-pen-Chu-I (bookworship). The article was written approximately in the spring of 1930. It has already been 30 years since I have read it. In January 1961, I suddenly found it in the Central Revolutionary Museum. The Central Revolutionary Museum had found it in the Fukien Lung Yen Area committee. In reading it I find that it still has some use, so I have had printed a good many copies as reference for comrades.



[1.] For the article Oppose Book Worship, see Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung, Vol VI. pp. 28-36 (Kranti Publications, 1990).

Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung