Mao the Poet

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Mao Zedong believed in the radical transformation of every aspect of Chinese life. "Art" under Mao meant extolling the glories of communism.Sarah Campbell discovered a strange footnote to Mao's biography: he was a poet, and not altogether a bad one –- but he might have had himself persecuted as a reactionary.

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