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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 170,026 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Wang Ming is the 8,367th most popular politician (down from 7,815th in 2019), the 576th most popular biography from China (down from 542nd in 2019) and the 335th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Wang Ming ranks 8,367 out of 15,577Before him are Mushezib-Marduk, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Manius Curius Dentatus, Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo, Erato of Armenia, and Walid Jumblatt. After him are William VI, Duke of Aquitaine, Edmund Stoiber, James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Arabella Churchill, Anjang of Goguryeo, and Sid Watkins.

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Among people born in 1904, Wang Ming ranks 115Before him are Leo Joseph Suenens, Anna Mahler, Giuseppe Terragni, Vilis Lācis, Franz Kutschera, and Christian-Jaque. After him are Achille Varzi, Lidia Zamenhof, Tevfik Esenç, James J. Gibson, William L. Shirer, and Ralph Bunche. Among people deceased in 1974, Wang Ming ranks 80Before him are Everaldo, Helmuth Koinigg, Jean Absil, Kurt Atterberg, Ed Sullivan, and Christine Chubbuck. After him are Roberto Assagioli, Walther Meissner, Rashid Nezhmetdinov, Candy Darling, Lev Oborin, and Rosario Castellanos.

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Among people born in China, Wang Ming ranks 576 out of 1,392Before him are Zhang Zai (1020), Kang Sheng (1898), Zheng Zhilong (1604), Yuan Longping (1930), Sengge Rinchen (1811), and Ruan Lingyu (1910). After him are Bada Shanren (1626), Jin Midi (-134), Ragibagh Khan (1320), Ai Qing (1910), Cao Yu (1910), and Jianzhen (688).


Among politicians born in China, Wang Ming ranks 335Before him are Ho Feng-Shan (1901), Li Zhanshu (1950), Konstantin Rodzaevsky (1907), Kang Sheng (1898), Zheng Zhilong (1604), and Sengge Rinchen (1811). After him are Jin Midi (-134), Ragibagh Khan (1320), Deng Sui (81), Xu Shichang (1855), Tung Chee-hwa (1937), and Zheng Jing (1642).