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