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Two Versions of Mao's China: History Retouched as Propaganda
Written by Oiwan Lam On 30 January 2013 @ 6:50 am | 15 Comments
In China, East Asia, English, Feature, History, Photography, Photos, Weblog
On January 29-30, 2013 one of the top ten micro-blogs in Sina Weibo, the most influential micro-blogging platform in China, has a set of historical photos  showing two versions of the Chinese history during Mao's Era (1949-1976) .
The micro-blog, in the form of a collage, published by @Pongyoung with a brief comment: “How history has been amended?”, has been retweeted 13362 times with 2237 comments within one day. The photos and their explanation were originally published by the history channel  [zh] of ifeng.com.
In order to help our readers see the difference between the two versions of the Chinese history, I cut the collage into 10 photo sets with a brief explanation.
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URLs in this post:
 a set of historical photos: http://weibo.com/2115337757/zgHVapsZC
 Mao's Era (1949-1976): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China_(1949%E2%80%931976)#Mao.27s_legacy
 history channel: http://news.ifeng.com/history/
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