Hunan paper umbrella and Mao Zedong

Hunan paper umbrella and Mao Zedong

Hunan paper umbrella and Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong’s Biography

Who is the greatest man in modern China?

I believe that many Chinese people know

He is Chairman Mao Zedong

Date of Birth:December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976
Chinese character name Runzhi (originally Wingzhi, later Runzhi), and his pen name was Zi Ren.
Place of birth: Xiangtan, Hunan Province.
  • great Marxist

  • great proletarian revolutionary

  • strategist

  • theorist

  • 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.

His contributions:

  • Marxism-Leninism,
  • military theory 
  • the theory of the Communist Party

 known as Mao Zedong Thought. He is revere as “Chairman Mao”.

Mao is consider one of the most important figures
Time magazine name him: one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Hunan paper umbrella and Mao Zedong


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”,

based on

  • 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

  1. The painting was sold for 6.05 million yuan in 1995
  2. said to be worth more than 20 million yuan,
  3. 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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Hunan paper umbrella and Mao Zedong

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