Mao as Idol

Friday, August 1st, 2008

You’ve got to know that this article went straight to that privileged position close to my heart, even though the personage under discussion in Christian Y. Schmidt’s piece in the Frankfurter Rundschau (Mao: The Giant of My Generation) is not the “Mao” you might think (or hope). No, it’s the original Mao, that founder of the Chinese People’s Republic whose name these days is spelled “Mao Zedong.” Still, what better way to gain a bit of insight into the Chinese in the run-up to the Peking Olympics, eh? (more…)

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