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蛋炒饭 (dàn chǎo fàn): egg fried rice
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==dàn chǎofàn | [[蛋炒饭]]==
  
This is a reference to the death of Mao Zedong’s oldest son, Mao Anying. Mao, who had studied abroad in Russia, volunteered to fight in the Korean War and was assigned to be Peng Dehuai's Russian translator. In violation of military regulations forbidding the lighting of fires during the daytime, Mao Anying lit a fire to cook some fried rice with eggs. The eggs were a rare delicacy at the time and had been just been sent to Peng Dehuai from Kim Il-sung. Apparently spotting the smoke from the fire, an American plane attacked, dropping napalm bombs on the site. Unable to escape the burning structure in which he was located, Mao perished in the flames.  
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[[File:Mao&Mao.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Mao Zedong with his oldest son Mao Anying, 1949. (source unknown)'']]What is said to have killed Mao Zedong's oldest son, Mao Anying. The younger Mao, who had studied abroad in Russia, volunteered to fight in the Korean War and was assigned to be [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peng_Dehuai Peng Dehuai]'s Russian translator. According to legend, Mao Anying cooked fried rice with eggs in the daytime, against military regulation. The eggs were a rare delicacy at the time and had just been sent to Peng Dehuai from Kim Il-sung. Spotting the smoke from the fire, an American plane dropped napalm on the site. Unable to escape, Mao perished in the flames.  
  
For a critical account of Mao Anying and his death, see [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/chinese/2010/12/%E6%AF%9B%E5%B2%B8%E8%8B%B1%E4%B9%8B%E6%89%80%E4%BB%A5%E7%89%BA%E7%89%B2%E6%98%AF%E5%9B%A0%E4%B8%BA%E4%BB%96%E7%88%B8%E6%98%AF%E6%9D%8E%E5%88%9A/ here] (Chinese).
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Regardless of the truth of the story, Mao Anying did in fact die in 1950 when his camp in a Korean cave was napalmed.  
  
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Netizens credit egg fried rice for saving them from North Korea's fate as a country ruled by dynastic autocrats, since it destroyed Mao Zedong's heir. On [http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1652609498 Baidu Tieba], one user wonders:
  
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<blockquote>''Boqilai'' (@勃起来): I heard that, if it weren't for '''egg fried rice''', you wouldn't be able to get online today; if not for egg fried rice, you would be sent to the countryside to for reeducation as a poor farmer...? (June 11, 2012)</blockquote>
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听说如果没有蛋炒饭,你今天上不了网;没有'''蛋炒饭''',你现在会在上山下乡插队落户接受贫下中农再教育 。。。。。????[[http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1652609498 '''Chinese''']]</blockquote>
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Weibo users need only write "if it weren’t for egg fried rice" to invoke the alternate history China has avoided.
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[[Category:Lexicon]][[Category:Resistance Discourse]]

Latest revision as of 20:45, 28 October 2021

dàn chǎofàn | 蛋炒饭

Mao Zedong with his oldest son Mao Anying, 1949. (source unknown)

What is said to have killed Mao Zedong's oldest son, Mao Anying. The younger Mao, who had studied abroad in Russia, volunteered to fight in the Korean War and was assigned to be Peng Dehuai's Russian translator. According to legend, Mao Anying cooked fried rice with eggs in the daytime, against military regulation. The eggs were a rare delicacy at the time and had just been sent to Peng Dehuai from Kim Il-sung. Spotting the smoke from the fire, an American plane dropped napalm on the site. Unable to escape, Mao perished in the flames.

Regardless of the truth of the story, Mao Anying did in fact die in 1950 when his camp in a Korean cave was napalmed.

Netizens credit egg fried rice for saving them from North Korea's fate as a country ruled by dynastic autocrats, since it destroyed Mao Zedong's heir. On Baidu Tieba, one user wonders:

Boqilai (@勃起来): I heard that, if it weren't for egg fried rice, you wouldn't be able to get online today; if not for egg fried rice, you would be sent to the countryside to for reeducation as a poor farmer...? (June 11, 2012)

听说如果没有蛋炒饭,你今天上不了网;没有蛋炒饭,你现在会在上山下乡插队落户接受贫下中农再教育 。。。。。????[Chinese]

Weibo users need only write "if it weren’t for egg fried rice" to invoke the alternate history China has avoided.