Deng Tuo

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Deng.

Deng Tuo (Chinese: 邓拓; 1912–1966) was a Chinese poet, intellectual and journalist. He became a cadre of the Communist Party of China and served as editor-in-chief of the People's Daily from 1948 to 1958. He committed suicide in 1966, as the Cultural Revolution was beginning.


  • Timothy Cheek: Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia, Oxford University Press, 1998 ISBN 978-0-19-829066-7
  • Roderick MacFarquhar: The origins of the cultural revolution, Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-214997-0