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Chairman Mao

Chairman Mao and His Hundred Porcelain Flowers

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.26.2017 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A few years ago, Craft & Folk Art Museum had a provocative exhibition of posters and sculptures by Russian artists made during the tumultuous years of Glasnost and Perestroika in the late 80s and early 90s, when Mikhail Gorbachev attempted to save the Soviet Union from collapse.

Giant Chairman Mao Statue Demolished By Embarrassed Officials

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

Remember the massive golden statue of Chairman Mao that was mysteriously erected in a rural town in China earlier this week? Well, turns out the late ...

Giant Chairman Mao Statue Erected Where Millions Died

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 01.06.2016 | Weird News

Chairman Mao Zedong still rules in this Central province in China. A rural town is now home to a massive gold-colored statue of the former communist r...

The Past, Present and Future of China's Red Ballet

Phil Chan | Posted 07.14.2016 | Arts
Phil Chan

The two works contrasted and complemented each other as duel statements on Chinese culture by Chinese artists of different eras, and offered a suggestion of the future artistic trajectory of the company.

Viral Quote's a Fake

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.23.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

We never found out who wrote it and nobody seems to know its origin. The song's been sung in Jewish summer camps and youth groups for many years, though, often in a round. Our son had an appealing voice and engaging manner, played guitar well and it was always stirring.

An Obama-Rouhani Communique: The World's Best Chance at Peace

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Favoring the pressure track of sanctions over a military intervention, it is not yet clear whether Obama is contemplating a grand bargain with Tehran, but the glimmer of an opportunity seems there. What is certain is that Rouhani represents Washington's best chance for peace.

Is This Banned Mao Sculpture Too Controversial?

Posted 08.01.2012 | Arts

In a recent work by the Gao Brothers, we see Chairman Mao Zedong's firing squad taking aim at Jesus. The piece, titled, "The Execution of Christ," (20...

Nixon in China, 40 Years Later

Winston Lord | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Winston Lord

Myth: Henry Kissinger was the first American official in China since 1949. Fact: On Kissinger's secret trip to China in July 1971, my dad conveniently made sure he was at the front of the Pakistani-piloted plane as it entered Chinese airspace. Some would say he ran to the front.

Top 10 Terrorists Of All-Time | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime

Osama bin Laden was easily the most infamous terrorist of the last 15 years, but he's just one in a long line of baddies. And he'd have had to do e...

Watch: The Only American Who Joined China's Communist Party

Posted 08.31.2011 | World

As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrates its 90th anniversary, one American offers a unique perspective on its history. Sidney Rittenberg i...

China Sees No End To Rule Of Communist Party

Posted 08.09.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) – China's Communist Party sees no reason why it cannot stay in power indefinitely, having made the nation into the envy of the wor...

Mao Tse-Tung May Not Be The Author Of His 'Little Red Book'

The Independent | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

Mao Tse-Tung's "Little Red Book" is the closest thing to a bible that Marxist-Leninist, materialist and atheist Chinese society can have....

Remembering John Lennon at Dharamshala

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

I remember the exact night, thirty years ago, when I heard John Lennon had been murdered. I was in the hall of the kashag (the Tibetan cabinet) buildi...

I Don't Deconstruct

John Seed | Posted 06.01.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Each generation of artists, professors and students seems to develop its own set of rigid rules and values.

After The Bible

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Bible is the biggest bestseller in history. But after that, what else has topped the charts? Mao's "Little Red Book" comes in at number two and th...

America's on "Lockdown"

Matthew Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Anderson

Discount stores are experiencing a heyday, a renaissance, where patrons openly attend these establishments with a greater frequency and a more diminished embarrassment than before.

Eight Thoughts About Election Day and Words and Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

1.Tuesday's election wins by Sharron Angle in Nevada and Nikki Haley in South Carolina were helped immeasurably by those candidates' association with ...

The Inevitable Fluke That Is Sarah Palin

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

Five minutes into yesterday's Oprah extravaganza with Sarah Palin, I messaged Steve Schmidt, John McCain's presidential campaign manager: "So how did you know Bristol was pregnant before it was announced?"

China: Gao Brothers Beijing Artists One Step Ahead of Censors | JIMMY WANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING It's not the kind of sculpture of Chairman Mao you typically see in China. He's on his knees as a supplicant, confessing; his body language a...

Remembering China's Great Helmsman

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The Great Helmsman united fractured, war-torn China, restoring its pride and self-confidence after two centuries of humiliation.

Baucus' Bill Not Bipartisan, But Panmedia

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Baucus' was supposed to be the "bipartisan" bill, but the only way it can truly be referred to as such is in the growing bipartisan distaste for the bill.