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Post time 2006-9-27 09:16:46 |Display all floors
I don't know really how to put this not to offend anyone. Especially my Chinese friends. I have just returned from a short visit to Hong Kong and one of the things I have done is take a look at several bookstores.

As I reach the Chinese culture shelves of the Marco Polo Gateway Bookstore Shop, one thick green cover book catches my eye for the picture of the person on the cover. It is Chairman Mao. I can tell it might be a controversial one because the subtitle is controversial: "the unknown story". So this means that the authors pretend to make us believe, or even try to prove, that the "story" we know from books (and I'm not only talking about the Chinese published ones here but also other ones published in other countries), are not true or not exact.

I am not going to extend myself about htis book for two reasons:

1) I did not buy it. So I haven't read it and I cannot give an opinion.
2) I don't believe the book can prove by any means the reality of this country China; that it is close to leading the World in economics and that, even if only that, wouldn't have probably ever happened had Chairman Mao never existed as a leader.

I am though amazed about some foreign newspapers opinions on the book giving them word of credit. A simple google search can prove it.

Could this be, I am not only talking here about the book per-se, but the consequences of it,  a startegic maneuvre to undermine the progress that comunism has brought to society in front of the crisis that capitalism has?

I would like to hear also the opinions of the "elders" here in this forum since I really enjoy most of their writttings and knowledge!

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Post time 2006-9-27 17:03:08 |Display all floors

me too i love to learn from elders..

Originally posted by longzhou at 2006-9-27 09:16
I don't know really how to put this not to offend anyone. Especially my Chinese friends. I have just returned from a short visit to Hong Kong and one of the things I have done is take a look at sev ...



and i would love to learn about more stories from people growing up in China through it's developement in this modern era..
the pros and cons of the cultural revolution and the impact it has had on their lives..
i would be very interested..
thanks for sharing this with us..
xiexie ni:)

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Post time 2011-11-4 09:52:52 |Display all floors
First of all....Todays PRC students are taught China is socialist not communist.....

The Cultural Revolution.......I still don't get it....

BTW...where is Tankman....
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Post time 2011-11-4 11:10:48 |Display all floors

I am reading it

Originally posted by longzhou at 2006-9-26 17:16
I don't know really how to put this not to offend anyone. Especially my Chinese friends. I have just returned from a short visit to Hong Kong and one of the things I have done is take a look at sev ...

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But it is a slow and tedious read. It's a 616 page book and I'm only 1/3 through it.
It's not the kind of book I look forward to reading every night but I want to get the
point of view from an antagonist of Mao, not that I have any preconceived notions
either way about the man. This book was recommended to me as an unbiased
view. The woman who wrote it can hardly restrain herself from insulting his
character for more than half a paragraph, so before long you get the
feeling that she has a clear cut agenda against him.
I'm not finished reading it so the jury is still out.
I didn't expect Mao to have the character of a day care teacher... someone who
accomplished what he did could never have done it without some treachery.
After all, the forefathers of the USA fought a very naughty war against the British
by hiding behind trees and rocks and picking them off and then running like hell.
Not the typical style of European wars back then. They could never have won a
war against the British by obeying the rules of warfare according to the King.
It's just another example of the underdog using any means necessary to win
a war. Anyone out there know of any general who lead his troops to victory
by being a super nice guy?
But after all that I am learning quite a bit from it. Just have to take everything with
a grain of salt owing to the fact that the author seems to loath the ground he walked on.

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Post time 2011-11-4 11:40:19 |Display all floors
I am lucky that when I was get in China I could recovered a different images of Mao.But the sculptures are still there.My teachers who were sent to village for physical work were the sources of what happened to Mao and so called culturul revolution.After 89 june tian an men incident I suddenly found maos pitures are hanging in the taxi.Prob Maos spirit were needed to protect the harmony of the PRC.I have seen a nacked attack by foreign powers to ti an an men protest.Mao was praised and criticised in both way.After 89 no one in china wanted to uproot his sculpture nor thrown his mummy body to china sea.

I think China needed Mao,Deng,Jiang to comes up todays level.

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Post time 2011-11-4 12:35:04 |Display all floors
Originally posted by snappysammy at 2011-11-4 09:52
First of all....Todays PRC students are taught China is socialist not communist.....

The Cultural Revolution.......I still don't get it....

BTW...where is Tankman....



What about Popstar where is he On holiday with Ghosty OR is......................................

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Post time 2011-11-8 02:18:02 |Display all floors
most people in hk, europe, australia, canada, usa, and western client states such as qatar have no ideas of their own. they simply believe what they are told. hk is a pupet state of britain. everything is biased there. i would not trust anything coming out of hk. they are completely under the thumb of britain and western finance capital. the people there are extremely disinformed, thanks to books like the one you probably saw. most people from hk were landlords from the mainland. obviously they will not like Mao. britain, america, and the west know this, and obviously uses this as an opportunity to divide the Chinese people. keep in mind landlords constituted 10% of China, if that. perhaps as much as 90% of China benefited from Mao's communism. their voices are usually not heard because theyre not backed by big publishers, and the peasants are perhaps not as educated as those writing these biased books. Mao is so popular that there are Maoist groups throughout the world, and leftists study Mao's work. if you have to kill 1 rich person to liberate 10 peasants, then so be it. even if you killed 10 rich people to liberate 1 peasant, it is still worth it. it really does not matter what Mao's image is to the world. the fact of the matter is, he liberated the majority of China, and did what was best for China. the other option you had was leadership under chiang kai shek who represented the rich and criminal. he was doing dirty deals, and growing dope in thailand. thats not the kind of leader the masses want or need. even kmt troops were kidnapped by chiang, and did not actually want to be a part of his rogue network. books from the west, and their client states, japan, south korea, taiwan, hong kong should be looked at with extreme skepticism. they dont write books to inform people, but rather to brain wash them into going along with their imperialist scheme. even western universities, despite their foundation funding, will admit that the communists won China because the majority of the people backed them. remember, the communists won, even though the kmt had better weapons, and a hell of a lot more money. the viet nam war also tells you the same exact message. communism is what the people want. it doesnt matter if the west terrorise the people, and bomb them. the will of the people will prevail.

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