毛泽东 (mao zedong)


I was in a Hong Kong market near “Central” when I saw this small model of Chairman Mao with models of solders holding copies of “quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong” (毛主席语录), better known in the West as "The Little Red Book."

I don’t like to admit it, but I have never read the Little Red book nor studied Mau, even though Time Magazine ranks him as one of the most influential people in the 20th century. Of course I have heard the critiques about him from the West, but I have never looked into the man and his ideas myself. I will have to correct that soon, and who knows once I have, maybe the next time I am in Hong Kong or China perhaps I might be inclined to buy one of these rather cute looking models - or maybe not - I will let you know.

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