Wang Ming

1904 - 1974

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Wang Ming (Chinese: 王明; pinyin: Wáng Míng; May 23, 1904 – March 27, 1974) was a senior leader of the early Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the mastermind of the famous 28 Bolsheviks group. Wang was also a major political rival of Mao Zedong during the 1930s, opposing what he saw as Mao's nationalist deviation from the Comintern and orthodox Marxist–Leninist lines. According to Mao on the other hand, Wang epitomized the intellectualism and foreign dogmatism Mao criticized in his essays "On Practice" and "On Contradiction". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wang Ming has received more than 182,745 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Wang Ming is the 8,367th most popular politician (down from 8,244th in 2019), the 600th most popular biography from China (down from 575th in 2019) and the 340th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Wang Ming ranks 8,367 out of 19,576Before him are Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria, Wang Hongwen, Mariano Rumor, John I, Duke of Brittany, and Christoph, Duke of Württemberg. After him are Željko Komšić, Raymond du Puy, Manius Curius Dentatus, Trương Tấn Sang, Aristobulus III of Judea, and Joan of France, Duchess of Brittany.

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Among people born in 1904, Wang Ming ranks 107Before him are Karl Ernst, Achille Varzi, Delmer Daves, Nikolai Berzarin, Alexandrina of Balazar, and Jacques Tourneur. After him are Margaret Bourke-White, Greer Garson, Arkady Gaidar, Yulii Khariton, Giuseppe Terragni, and Ding Ling. Among people deceased in 1974, Wang Ming ranks 75Before him are Bill Finger, Werner Lorenz, Samuel Goldwyn, Wolf Messing, Ayub Khan, and Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. After him are Princess Patricia of Connaught, Yevgeny Vuchetich, Konstantin Melnikov, Jean Daniélou, Kurt Atterberg, and Candy Darling.

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Among people born in China, Wang Ming ranks 600 out of 1,610Before him are Li Zhi (1527), Ban Biao (3), Zheng Jing (1642), Na Moon-hee (1941), Zhu Shijie (1249), and Wang Hongwen (1935). After him are Emperor Xiaowu of Jin (362), Sengge Rinchen (1811), Zhang Ziyi (1979), Ding Ruchang (1836), Yan Zhenqing (709), and Ruan Lingyu (1910).


Among politicians born in China, Wang Ming ranks 340Before him are Hu Hanmin (1879), Kang Sheng (1898), Jin Midi (-134), Ban Biao (3), Zheng Jing (1642), and Wang Hongwen (1935). After him are Emperor Xiaowu of Jin (362), Sengge Rinchen (1811), Yan Zhenqing (709), Jia Yi (-200), Liu Bocheng (1892), and Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme (1910).