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“Oppose Book Worship” refers to one of the articles written by Mao Tse-tung. Mao Tse-tung was a Chinese communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China. He was a Chinese Marxist theorist, who led his nation’s Cultural Revolution. Mao Tse-tung wrote about the Revolutionary Civil Wars, the war against Japan, the Socialist Revolution, and other topics that interested him. Among these articles was his “Oppose Book Worship.” The article was written in 1930, and was to oppose dogmatism in the Red Army. The term dogmatism, at the time, was not used and instead they used the term “bookworship”. Mao Tse-tung uses the term “bookworship” to criticize those who believe that whatever is written in a book is right.