Deng Tuo

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Deng Tuo (Chinese: 邓拓; c. 1911 – May 17, 1966),[1] also known by the pen name Ma Nancun (Chinese: 马南邨), 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.



  1. ^ Timothy Cheek, Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China: Deng Tuo and the Intelligentsia (Clarendon Press, 1997) p27, p283