Reddest Red Sun
Mao Zedong, the sun risen in the east, became symbolic of the
revolution itself. His life was made into the biography of
20th-century China. The Mao cult made him a modern-day idol, the sun
that never set, even long after the demise of his corporeal
Mao Badges"The Whole Family is Red" — in the mid-1960s, the "Red Family" came to fame. Popular peasant entertainers with six children, their repertoire consisted of some one hundred revolutionary songs and over fifty song-and-dance numbers. They sang the praises of Chairman Mao and were celebrated in the Chinese media.
When complete, this section will include selections from Mao's writings, speeches, and poems. It will also contain an overview of his life, death, and cult (from Yan'an to the Cultural Revolution to the posthumous cult). Other images will include photographs, posters, paintings, papercuts, and woodcuts, along with artifacts such as teacups, red books, money, and swim trunks.
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