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Archive for January 23rd, 2010

Cult of Mao- Sound Familar?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 23, 2010

Performative Politics and Petrified Image – The Mao Cult during China’s Cultural Revolution
Ph.D. thesis submitted by Daniel Leese

The cult of Sun Yat-sen is the primary Chinese example of what in the wake of Nikita
Khrushchev’s secret speech in 1956 has been termed “modern” personality cults, the “godlike
glorification of a modern political leader with mass medial techniques”13, often accompanied
by excessive demonstrations of public worship. The main difference between modern and
traditional forms of leader cults is therefore not to be observed with regard to the cult’s
content but with respect to its intensity and reach.

Does this sound like any American leaders???

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China Fact- Special Regions

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 23, 2010

China has provinces that are controlled by provincial Mayors. But, in addition they have special regions that report directly to Beijing. They are: Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Tianjin.

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