Mao Zedong’s Biography
Who is the greatest man in modern China?
I believe that many Chinese people know
He is Chairman Mao Zedong
great proletarian revolutionary
a great pioneer in the Chineseization of Marxism
a major founder
leader of the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army， and the People’s Republic of China.
- military theory
- the theory of the Communist Party
known as Mao Zedong Thought. He is revere as “Chairman Mao”.
Anyuan paper umbrella
Among the great figures of contemporary China
Mao Zedong has a very important connection with the Hunan paper umbrella,
his glorious image of holding a Hunan paper umbrella in 1921, become the collective memory of generations of Chinese people.
In 1967, Liu Chunhua’s oil painting “Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan”,
- Mao Zedong holding an oil paper umbrella
- wearing a long shirt while marching
became popular throughout China.
People remember Mao’s leadership of the workers in the revolution,
they could not forget was the red Hunan paper umbrella
- The painting was sold for 6.05 million yuan in 1995
- said to be worth more than 20 million yuan,
- making it a true national treasure.
I have always wondere, if the paper umbrella in the painting replace by something else,
painting still have such
- high artistic value
- fetch such a good price
This is the charm of Hunan paper umbrellas
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