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  1. Paintings vanish from Mao rostrum

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Eight paintings are missing from the rostrum where Mao Zedong announced the founding of the People's Republic of China, the latest scandal involving cultural institutions on the mainland. The paintings were donated to the Tiananmen Rostrum in the 1990s by five artists, including Cheng Shifa and Wang Chengxi, according to an unnamed ...

  2. Unmasking the false god Mao

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sin-ming Shaw Should Mao Zedong's huge portrait still hang above the front gate of Tiananmen Square? Should China's ruling party still call itself communist? These are not idle ... are proud of being ethnic Chinese, a similar percentage are ashamed of the conduct of the mainland government. Enshrined in the Chinese constitution are the following words: 'Mao Zedong ...

  3. Long march to London: will Mao's poems inspire volleyball team?

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Can Mao Zedong's poetry rekindle the fighting spirit of the Chinese women's volleyball team in time for next year's London Olympics? The team, with only five ... course on some of Mao's poems, the China Volleyball Association said on its website. The study and reading of the poems represent another sign of a revived push for 'red culture' ...

  4. Mao's case for independence

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau's view on Taiwan independence, which is open to debate. On the issue of regional autonomy, we may refer to the wisdom of Mao Zedong. In the article 'Opposing unification', dated October 10, 1920, Mao criticised 'the old China malady of looking up and not down'. In 'Break down the foundationless big China and build up many Chinas starting with Hunan' ...

  5. Mao and then

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... David Evans Some might question labelling Mao Zedong a god and, unless he had hitherto unknown J. Edgar Hoover-type leanings towards the wearing of women's underwear, he seems an unlikely hero of drag-queen decadence. Yet this is how the architect of Chinese communism is being described for the upcoming auction of Andy Warhol's painting Mao, in New York on November 15. ...

  6. Chinese Propaganda

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a collection of posters from the golden era of Chinese communist propaganda, Chairman Mao Zedong radiates like a deity in sometimes stylish, but often ridiculous posters. Daily, 10am-7pm. J Gallery, The Peninsula hotel, Salisbury Road, TST, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2369 9062. Ends Mar 31 ...

  7. The last of Mao's sons, 84-year-old Anqing, dies in Beijing

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Mao Zedong's only surviving son Mao Anqing has died in Beijing, aged 84. The second son of Mao by his first wife Yang Kaihui, died on Friday, the China News Service said ... officers. Mao Anqing is survived by his wife Shao Hua and their only son Mao Xinyu. Mao Anqing also is survived by his two younger half-sisters Li Min, by Mao Zedong's second wife He Zi- zhen, ...

  8. Mao's grandson makes debut

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Mao Zedong's family and descendants still command great media attention at the annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Replacing his mother- Mao's daughter-in-law Shao Hua- as a CPPCC delegate, 38-year-old Mao Xinyu was mobbed by reporters yesterday as he attended a CPPCC discussion group for the first time. Senior Colonel ...

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    Remembering the dark days of China's Cultural Revolution

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by SALLY WANG

    ... of the revolution. In 1966, Mao Zedong, the chairman of the Communist Party, started the social-political movement to enforce socialism and impose Maoist orthodoxy by removing capitalist and cultural ... in 1968. Unlike many prominent revolution-era figures, Wang was just a dormitory cleaner. But what set her apart was that Wang, originally a Mao supporter like many others, had criticised the Great ...

  10. Disabled artist turns to calligraphy, then Mao, for therapy

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... painter's art does not deal with his disability. Instead, he draws playful ironic pictures of Chairman Mao Zedong playing sports. His recently opened exhibition at the Art Beatus Gallery called Yun-Dong features 19 works, including semi-comical portraits of Mao doing tai chi, riding a unicycle and playing ping pong. 'To me, Chairman Mao is someone who changed history, and I have ...




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