According to the Global Times, some Chinese are joking about an American “cultural revolution,” in reference to their own “cultural revolution” where Chairman Mao murdered millions of people. The Global
(August 17, 2017 03:52 PM, by Scott Sumner) Fifty years ago, the Red Guards were rampaging through the streets of Beijing. Chairman Mao issued weird, over-the-top statements about the evils of American capitalism. Free markets were seen as exploitation, as a sort of winner-take-all. Meanwhile, the US was... (0 COMMENTS)
In 1968, Chairman Mao Zedong famously declared that Chinese women ought to “hold up half the sky.” Yet in 2015, the government detained China’s “feminist five” for planning to distribute anti-sexual harassment materials in public. Two years later, Beijing is still nervous about gender activism. In May 2017, Guangzhou police searched the houses of feminists who […]
A remarkable collection of handwritten notes by Chairman Mao, of the utmost rarity on the international market, will be offered for sale for the first time at Sotheby's on 11 July 2017. Dating from 1975, they reveal Mao?s continuingShow More Summary
More than 40 years ago, Mao Zedong reportedly said, “All is chaos under heaven, and the situation is good.” It’s as good a description as any of Donald Trump’s governing strategy. In the 10 days he’s served as president, Trump has demonstrated,...Show More Summary
A reader recounts his tale of being referred for fake medicine at a VA facility. Unfortunately, the VA seems to be papering over its lack of resources in the same way that Chairman Mao did in the 1950s, by "integrating" fake medicine with real medicine.
Everything old is new again in China. Just as Chairman Mao promoted the "integration" of traditional Chinese medicine with "Western" medicine 65 years ago, the Chinese government today is doing the same thing for the same reasons.
After Deng's comments went viral online, Maoists showed up at the university's gates with banners reading, "Whoever opposes Chairman Mao is an enemy of the people." [ more › ]
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese professor has been sacked after he criticized Chairman Mao Zedong on his 123rd birthday in an commentary he posted online that enraged leftists.
(Image Link) There's a strange funereal practice that was outlawed by Chairman Mao back in 1949 but is starting to make a comeback in China- the practice of buying a cadaver bride to be buried with a family's unmarried son. This "ghost...Show More Summary
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David Bunnell staged the mutiny that started PCWorld—and he once famously wore a Chairman Mao suit to a company meeting. As we mourn Bunnell’s passing on Tuesday night, PCWorld’s launch and the Mao stunt surface most among the editors...Show More Summary
Many of us are old enough to remember the photographs of the “Chinese masses” all dressed alike, in the style of Chairman Mao. Those days are gone. China is rapidly on its way to becoming a modern consumer society. That’s good news for a multitude of reasons. Consider this line from a [...]
How is today’s China different from Mao's communist vision?
Despite continued reverence from some in the mainland, Chairman Mao isn't remembered quite as fondly by most people outside of the PRC. [ more › ]
Chairman Mao would have approved with his trademark perspective: “Look the world is being turned upside down.” Today’s Chinese rulers facing the confusion and uncertainty that has followed the Brexit decision would not take quite such...Show More Summary
Bonhams led the Post-War and Contemporary Art season with its sale at New Bond Street on 29 June. A spectacular Andy Warhol painting of Chairman Mao, said to be the finest version of the subject he ever executed, estimated at £580,000-780,000, sold for £1,070,500. Show More Summary
Bonhams leads the Post-War and Contemporary Art season with a spectacular Andy Warhol painting of Chairman Mao, estimated at £580,000-780,000, to be offered at New Bond Street on 29 June 2016. In addition to Andy Warhol?s Mao (est £580,000-780,000)...Show More Summary
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