Mao Yushi

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Mao Yushi
Maoyushi 2011.JPG
Born (1929-01-14) January 14, 1929 (age 87)
Alma mater Tianjin Nankai High School
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Relatives Mao Yisheng (uncle)
Awards Milton Friedman Liberty Prize
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Mao.

Mao Yushi (Chinese: 茅于轼; born 14 January 1929 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is a Chinese economist. Mao graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1950 and was labeled a 'rightist' in 1958. In 1986 Mao was a visiting scholar at Harvard University and in 1990 Mao was a senior lecturer at Queensland University.[1][2]


On 4 May 2012, Mao Yushi was awarded the Cato Institute's Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty for his work in classical liberalism and free-market economics.[3][4] In October 2014, Beijing began a "crackdown on dissent" by banning the publication of Mao's works.[5]

Criticism of Mao Zedong[edit]

Mao Yushi wrote an online column criticizing the communist and totalitarian policies of Mao Zedong in China. He was attacked by Maoists in the country who called for his arrest.[6][7]


Mao's uncle was the famous engineer Mao Yisheng.[8]


External links[edit]

Texts by Mao Yushi translated in French and English