Mao’s Birthday: Party Time

In Hunan, the birthplace of Mao Zedong, preparations for the celebration of Mao’s 120th birthday are in full swing. From Choi Chi-yuk at South China Morning Post: Mainland reports suggested that Xiangtan , the city...

Chinese Town Capitalizes On Mao Connection

From Los Angeles Times: You can’t help but wonder whether Mao Tse-tung would be rolling over in his mausoleum if he could hear the ka-ching! of cash registers ringing up the amazing array of tchotchkes, from snow globes to...

Understanding China Begins With a Look at Mao

The Los Angeles Times’ Susan Spano travels to Mao Zedong’s hometown of Shaoshan and looks at the lingering impact of his policies on China today: In the West, however, he is remembered as the instigator of bloody...

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