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'Egg on Mao' Praises a Truly Brave Iconoclastnew

With the publication of Egg on Mao: The Story of an Ordinary Man Who Defaced an Icon and Unmasked a Dictatorship, Denise Chong has revived interest in the moral heroism of Lu Decheng and his friends Yu Zhijian and Yu Dongyue.
The Georgia Straight  |  Alexander Varty  |  10-19-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The Stories in 'Woman From Shanghai' Survey Mao's Prison Systemnew

Woman From Shanghai: Tales of Survival from a Chinese Labor Camp is Xianhui Yang's first book translated into English and a record of the extremities endured by Mao Zedong's prisoners at Jiabiangou.
The Georgia Straight  |  David Chau  |  08-31-2009  |  Nonfiction

Mao's Ghost: The Spirit of the Chairman Haunts the Olympicsnew

Americans should ask themselves, is it in our interests that China today holds $1.2 trillion in reserve assets alone, with billions more invested in US financial institutions and other businesses? And while we ponder that question, we should ask ourselves this: is it prudent for the federal government to spend like a drunken sailor with money borrowed from China?
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  08-07-2008  |  International

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