Photographies on display at a photographer's booth on a tourist spot of Yan'an, the city where Mao Tse-Tung ended his Long March and established the headquarters of China's Communist Party for 12 years before moving on to Beijing in 1949.

Photographies on display at a photographer's booth on a tourist spot of Yan'an, the city where Mao Tse-Tung ended his Long March and established the headquarters of China's Communist Party for 12 years before moving on to Beijing in 1949.

 A dancer embracing the Communist Party flag during a representation of the "Red Detachment of Women", one of the eight model operas which dominated the National stage during the Cultural Revolution.  The ballet remains one of the most popular in China and is still regularly staged throughout the country.

A dancer embracing the Communist Party flag during a representation of the "Red Detachment of Women", one of the eight model operas which dominated the National stage during the Cultural Revolution.  The ballet remains one of the most popular in China and is still regularly staged throughout the country.

 Volunteers rehearsing a revolutionary ballet in Chongqing during a campaign celebrating Mao and the revolution, initiated by local Party Secretary Bo Xilai in a bid to foster his image and popularity. Bo Xilai was subsequently arrested and condemend for corruption. 

Volunteers rehearsing a revolutionary ballet in Chongqing during a campaign celebrating Mao and the revolution, initiated by local Party Secretary Bo Xilai in a bid to foster his image and popularity. Bo Xilai was subsequently arrested and condemend for corruption. 

 Volunteer rehearsing revolutionary songs in Chongqing during loacla Party secretary Bo Xilai's "Singing Red" campaign.   Revolutionary songs are still immensely popular and and are performed by chorals on a daily basis in China's parks. It reminds the singers of their youth. An increasing wealth gap has created a nostalgia for Mao's era.

Volunteer rehearsing revolutionary songs in Chongqing during loacla Party secretary Bo Xilai's "Singing Red" campaign. 

Revolutionary songs are still immensely popular and and are performed by chorals on a daily basis in China's parks. It reminds the singers of their youth. An increasing wealth gap has created a nostalgia for Mao's era.

20101027_5342 r.jpg
  In Nanjie village, locals riding their electric bikes on the East is Red square where a statue of Mao stands his right arm raised heavenward. Nanjie in Henan Province still works as a commune. The city's Party Secretary wants Nanjie to stay true to Mao's communist ideology.

In Nanjie village, locals riding their electric bikes on the East is Red square where a statue of Mao stands his right arm raised heavenward. Nanjie in Henan Province still works as a commune. The city's Party Secretary wants Nanjie to stay true to Mao's communist ideology.

  On The East is Red square of, a local riding his bike by giant portraits of Lenin and Stalin..

On The East is Red square of, a local riding his bike by giant portraits of Lenin and Stalin..

 Father and son by a giant portrait of Stalin on the East is Red square of Nanjie (Henan)

Father and son by a giant portrait of Stalin on the East is Red square of Nanjie (Henan)

  A worker leaving Nanjie heating factory on his bike. Above him a propaganda banner says: "Forge one's determination, hold the flag high, love nanjie and build a place of glory". Behind him, inside the factory a billboard featuring Mao with the writing"Mao Zedong is a human being, not a God. But Mao Zedong thought is greater than God".

A worker leaving Nanjie heating factory on his bike. Above him a propaganda banner says: "Forge one's determination, hold the flag high, love nanjie and build a place of glory". Behind him, inside the factory a billboard featuring Mao with the writing"Mao Zedong is a human being, not a God. But Mao Zedong thought is greater than God".

  Workers standing up for the call before taking their shift at a factory in Nanjie. Behind them stands a large billboard with Chairman Mao and the slogan ""Mao Zedong is human being not a God, but Mao Zedong thought is greater than God".

Workers standing up for the call before taking their shift at a factory in Nanjie. Behind them stands a large billboard with Chairman Mao and the slogan ""Mao Zedong is human being not a God, but Mao Zedong thought is greater than God".

 In the waiting room of Shaoshan (bithplace of Mao) railway station a huge painting showing Mao Tse Tung at Tian An Men announcing the creation of The People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949.

In the waiting room of Shaoshan (bithplace of Mao) railway station a huge painting showing Mao Tse Tung at Tian An Men announcing the creation of The People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949.

  In the Date Garden of Yan'An (Shaanxi), a group of cadets from Xian, poses in front of a statue representing leaders of the Communist Party (Mao Zedong center).The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party directed the war against the Japanese and the Kuomindang from the Date Garden. Yan'An is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a prime spot of the "Red Tourism".

In the Date Garden of Yan'An (Shaanxi), a group of cadets from Xian, poses in front of a statue representing leaders of the Communist Party (Mao Zedong center).The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party directed the war against the Japanese and the Kuomindang from the Date Garden. Yan'An is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a prime spot of the "Red Tourism".

  n Yan'An, actors in the reeanactment of the defence of Yan'an, a battle between the Kuomindang and the Red Army, are waiting while a power failure has delayed the start of the show. Eventually it will be cancelled.

n Yan'An, actors in the reeanactment of the defence of Yan'an, a battle between the Kuomindang and the Red Army, are waiting while a power failure has delayed the start of the show. Eventually it will be cancelled.

  In Yan'an, near a tourist site, a billboard featuring the Resd Army most famous Generals, (from left to right): Zhu De, its Commander-in-Chief, Peng Dehuai, and Lin Biao

In Yan'an, near a tourist site, a billboard featuring the Resd Army most famous Generals, (from left to right): Zhu De, its Commander-in-Chief, Peng Dehuai, and Lin Biao

  Tourists visiting Yangjialing Assembly Hall in Yan'An, from where Mao Zedong launched one of the Chinese Communist party first purge (the rectification campaign) and asserted his power as the sole leader of the Party.

Tourists visiting Yangjialing Assembly Hall in Yan'An, from where Mao Zedong launched one of the Chinese Communist party first purge (the rectification campaign) and asserted his power as the sole leader of the Party.

  In Yan'An Date Garden, souvenirs representing Ma Zedong are on sale at a tourist shop. Yan'an, where the Chinese Communist Party had its headquarters between 1936 and 1948, is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a hot spot fopr "Red Tourism".

In Yan'An Date Garden, souvenirs representing Ma Zedong are on sale at a tourist shop. Yan'an, where the Chinese Communist Party had its headquarters between 1936 and 1948, is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a hot spot fopr "Red Tourism".

  In Yan'An Date Garden, souvenirs representing Ma Zedong are on sale at a tourist shop. Yan'an, where the Chinese Communist Party had its headquarters between 1936 and 1948, is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a hot spot fopr "Red Tourism".

In Yan'An Date Garden, souvenirs representing Ma Zedong are on sale at a tourist shop. Yan'an, where the Chinese Communist Party had its headquarters between 1936 and 1948, is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a hot spot fopr "Red Tourism".

 A statue of Mao, on the board of a taxi cab in Beijing. Mao is considered as a God-like figure by many Chinese and it is very common for drivers to hang a medallion, or put a small statue representing him. They believe it's good luck.

A statue of Mao, on the board of a taxi cab in Beijing. Mao is considered as a God-like figure by many Chinese and it is very common for drivers to hang a medallion, or put a small statue representing him. They believe it's good luck.

 Portraits of Mao refelcts in the window of a photographer store in a commercial artery of Beijing.

Portraits of Mao refelcts in the window of a photographer store in a commercial artery of Beijing.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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   In a rural school of Gansu Province, a young boy learns to read with one of mao's most famous speech: " Serve the people"  : Though death befalls all men alike, it may be heavy as Mount Tai or light as a feather. To die for the people is weightier than Mount Tai, but to work for the fascists and die for the exploiters and oppressors is lighter than a feather."     

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  At Dadi kindergarten in Chongqing, children before a show for Children's day. One of them dressed up as a PLA soldiers is holding a plastic gun. The show includes a revolutionary piece: the story of Wang Erxiao a kid who sacrifices himself to lead the 8 route army to victory against the Japanese. 

At Dadi kindergarten in Chongqing, children before a show for Children's day. One of them dressed up as a PLA soldiers is holding a plastic gun. The show includes a revolutionary piece: the story of Wang Erxiao a kid who sacrifices himself to lead the 8 route army to victory against the Japanese. 

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 At Mao Mueseum in Shaoshan, birthplace of the Chairman, a girl is running by a notebook of Mao on display. 

At Mao Mueseum in Shaoshan, birthplace of the Chairman, a girl is running by a notebook of Mao on display. 

 Photographies on display at a photographer's booth on a tourist spot of Yan'an, the city where Mao Tse-Tung ended his Long March and established the headquarters of China's Communist Party for 12 years before moving on to Beijing in 1949.
 A dancer embracing the Communist Party flag during a representation of the "Red Detachment of Women", one of the eight model operas which dominated the National stage during the Cultural Revolution.  The ballet remains one of the most popular in China and is still regularly staged throughout the country.
 Volunteers rehearsing a revolutionary ballet in Chongqing during a campaign celebrating Mao and the revolution, initiated by local Party Secretary Bo Xilai in a bid to foster his image and popularity. Bo Xilai was subsequently arrested and condemend for corruption. 
 Volunteer rehearsing revolutionary songs in Chongqing during loacla Party secretary Bo Xilai's "Singing Red" campaign.   Revolutionary songs are still immensely popular and and are performed by chorals on a daily basis in China's parks. It reminds the singers of their youth. An increasing wealth gap has created a nostalgia for Mao's era.
20101027_5342 r.jpg
  In Nanjie village, locals riding their electric bikes on the East is Red square where a statue of Mao stands his right arm raised heavenward. Nanjie in Henan Province still works as a commune. The city's Party Secretary wants Nanjie to stay true to Mao's communist ideology.
  On The East is Red square of, a local riding his bike by giant portraits of Lenin and Stalin..
 Father and son by a giant portrait of Stalin on the East is Red square of Nanjie (Henan)
  A worker leaving Nanjie heating factory on his bike. Above him a propaganda banner says: "Forge one's determination, hold the flag high, love nanjie and build a place of glory". Behind him, inside the factory a billboard featuring Mao with the writing"Mao Zedong is a human being, not a God. But Mao Zedong thought is greater than God".
  Workers standing up for the call before taking their shift at a factory in Nanjie. Behind them stands a large billboard with Chairman Mao and the slogan ""Mao Zedong is human being not a God, but Mao Zedong thought is greater than God".
 In the waiting room of Shaoshan (bithplace of Mao) railway station a huge painting showing Mao Tse Tung at Tian An Men announcing the creation of The People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949.
  In the Date Garden of Yan'An (Shaanxi), a group of cadets from Xian, poses in front of a statue representing leaders of the Communist Party (Mao Zedong center).The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party directed the war against the Japanese and the Kuomindang from the Date Garden. Yan'An is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a prime spot of the "Red Tourism".
  n Yan'An, actors in the reeanactment of the defence of Yan'an, a battle between the Kuomindang and the Red Army, are waiting while a power failure has delayed the start of the show. Eventually it will be cancelled.
  In Yan'an, near a tourist site, a billboard featuring the Resd Army most famous Generals, (from left to right): Zhu De, its Commander-in-Chief, Peng Dehuai, and Lin Biao
  Tourists visiting Yangjialing Assembly Hall in Yan'An, from where Mao Zedong launched one of the Chinese Communist party first purge (the rectification campaign) and asserted his power as the sole leader of the Party.
  In Yan'An Date Garden, souvenirs representing Ma Zedong are on sale at a tourist shop. Yan'an, where the Chinese Communist Party had its headquarters between 1936 and 1948, is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a hot spot fopr "Red Tourism".
  In Yan'An Date Garden, souvenirs representing Ma Zedong are on sale at a tourist shop. Yan'an, where the Chinese Communist Party had its headquarters between 1936 and 1948, is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a hot spot fopr "Red Tourism".
 A statue of Mao, on the board of a taxi cab in Beijing. Mao is considered as a God-like figure by many Chinese and it is very common for drivers to hang a medallion, or put a small statue representing him. They believe it's good luck.
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   In a rural school of Gansu Province, a young boy learns to read with one of mao's most famous speech: " Serve the people"  : Though death befalls all men alike, it may be heavy as Mount Tai or light as a feather. To die for the people is weightier than Mount Tai, but to work for the fascists and die for the exploiters and oppressors is lighter than a feather."     
  At Dadi kindergarten in Chongqing, children before a show for Children's day. One of them dressed up as a PLA soldiers is holding a plastic gun. The show includes a revolutionary piece: the story of Wang Erxiao a kid who sacrifices himself to lead the 8 route army to victory against the Japanese. 
20110609_3891.jpg
 At Mao Mueseum in Shaoshan, birthplace of the Chairman, a girl is running by a notebook of Mao on display. 

Photographies on display at a photographer's booth on a tourist spot of Yan'an, the city where Mao Tse-Tung ended his Long March and established the headquarters of China's Communist Party for 12 years before moving on to Beijing in 1949.

A dancer embracing the Communist Party flag during a representation of the "Red Detachment of Women", one of the eight model operas which dominated the National stage during the Cultural Revolution.  The ballet remains one of the most popular in China and is still regularly staged throughout the country.

Volunteers rehearsing a revolutionary ballet in Chongqing during a campaign celebrating Mao and the revolution, initiated by local Party Secretary Bo Xilai in a bid to foster his image and popularity. Bo Xilai was subsequently arrested and condemend for corruption. 

Volunteer rehearsing revolutionary songs in Chongqing during loacla Party secretary Bo Xilai's "Singing Red" campaign. 

Revolutionary songs are still immensely popular and and are performed by chorals on a daily basis in China's parks. It reminds the singers of their youth. An increasing wealth gap has created a nostalgia for Mao's era.

In Nanjie village, locals riding their electric bikes on the East is Red square where a statue of Mao stands his right arm raised heavenward. Nanjie in Henan Province still works as a commune. The city's Party Secretary wants Nanjie to stay true to Mao's communist ideology.

On The East is Red square of, a local riding his bike by giant portraits of Lenin and Stalin..

Father and son by a giant portrait of Stalin on the East is Red square of Nanjie (Henan)

A worker leaving Nanjie heating factory on his bike. Above him a propaganda banner says: "Forge one's determination, hold the flag high, love nanjie and build a place of glory". Behind him, inside the factory a billboard featuring Mao with the writing"Mao Zedong is a human being, not a God. But Mao Zedong thought is greater than God".

Workers standing up for the call before taking their shift at a factory in Nanjie. Behind them stands a large billboard with Chairman Mao and the slogan ""Mao Zedong is human being not a God, but Mao Zedong thought is greater than God".

In the waiting room of Shaoshan (bithplace of Mao) railway station a huge painting showing Mao Tse Tung at Tian An Men announcing the creation of The People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949.

In the Date Garden of Yan'An (Shaanxi), a group of cadets from Xian, poses in front of a statue representing leaders of the Communist Party (Mao Zedong center).The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party directed the war against the Japanese and the Kuomindang from the Date Garden. Yan'An is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a prime spot of the "Red Tourism".

n Yan'An, actors in the reeanactment of the defence of Yan'an, a battle between the Kuomindang and the Red Army, are waiting while a power failure has delayed the start of the show. Eventually it will be cancelled.

In Yan'an, near a tourist site, a billboard featuring the Resd Army most famous Generals, (from left to right): Zhu De, its Commander-in-Chief, Peng Dehuai, and Lin Biao

Tourists visiting Yangjialing Assembly Hall in Yan'An, from where Mao Zedong launched one of the Chinese Communist party first purge (the rectification campaign) and asserted his power as the sole leader of the Party.

In Yan'An Date Garden, souvenirs representing Ma Zedong are on sale at a tourist shop. Yan'an, where the Chinese Communist Party had its headquarters between 1936 and 1948, is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a hot spot fopr "Red Tourism".

In Yan'An Date Garden, souvenirs representing Ma Zedong are on sale at a tourist shop. Yan'an, where the Chinese Communist Party had its headquarters between 1936 and 1948, is considered the cradle of the Chinese Revolution and has become a hot spot fopr "Red Tourism".

A statue of Mao, on the board of a taxi cab in Beijing. Mao is considered as a God-like figure by many Chinese and it is very common for drivers to hang a medallion, or put a small statue representing him. They believe it's good luck.

Portraits of Mao refelcts in the window of a photographer store in a commercial artery of Beijing.

In a rural school of Gansu Province, a young boy learns to read with one of mao's most famous speech: " Serve the people"  : Though death befalls all men alike, it may be heavy as Mount Tai or light as a feather. To die for the people is weightier than Mount Tai, but to work for the fascists and die for the exploiters and oppressors is lighter than a feather."

 

At Dadi kindergarten in Chongqing, children before a show for Children's day. One of them dressed up as a PLA soldiers is holding a plastic gun. The show includes a revolutionary piece: the story of Wang Erxiao a kid who sacrifices himself to lead the 8 route army to victory against the Japanese. 

At Mao Mueseum in Shaoshan, birthplace of the Chairman, a girl is running by a notebook of Mao on display. 

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