5.7.10

Mao (Zedong or Tse Tung)




Red China Blues is written by Jan Wong a Canadian writer. During the peak of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution in China, Ms. Wong left Canada as a young woman, in pursuit of what she believed to be a worthy revolution.
Ms. Wong writes about her journey through an idealistic fog, told in a candid and directly honest account, of her years as a Maoist revolutionary in China.
She recounts things that she believed, spoke and did. It is incredibly hard to accept her past and although certainly unapologetic in nature, the biography resonates a cleansing and self accepting woman.

Andy Warhol's Mao

To read a full review of Red China Blues or to order a copy click here .
Thanks to The Zhush  for reminding me how much I love this Warhol!

16 comments:

Mary said...

I'm going to reserve this at the library. Bob and I spent an afternoon at Mao's home which is still revered as a shrine by many Chinese. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

tulpen said...

Sounds good! I read a good one about Mao's wife.. long time ago, it was great, of course can't remember the name of it.

Pat Tillett said...

That sounds very interesting. I'm going to read it. Thanks!

Karena said...

Sounds to be a very interesting book indeed. I love biograhies, memoirs, fascinating.

Karena
Art by Karena

jane said...

hi ren! thanks for visiting. i can´t get enough of your photography. you really know how to capture the mood. hugs from spain!
jane

mel said...

i love warhol too! he is so amazing:)
x

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Sounds interesting !!! Thanks for this discovery !

The Zhush said...

We are clearly both in a Warhol mood/moment. This book sounds very compelling...will have to check it out.

and flowers pick themselves said...

how fascinating! thanks for sharing.

xo Alison

Charlie said...

I like it

its simple love said...

Ms. Wong sounds like a very interesting character in life. It would be interesting to read from her perspective.

Rachael

jacqueline said...

This book sounds really interesting! I have learned so much about Mao from school and from my papa {his kind really into china history}. I would love to check this out and share it with my papa as well! Thanks so much for sharing and have a lovely merry happy day! Love to you!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Shall get more of Mao when I visit Beijing in late August.

My Little Space said...

This man is a legend!

isabelle said...

I will reply in your Chinese post about the Japanese cake : it is made with red beans paste and it is delicious !!

Pet said...

I've just read a biography of Mao - as you have already find out in my blog - and it is really impresive to see how so many of us were simpathetic the him, only to discover that it was mainly propaganda and that the man was one of the most shameless dictators ever.

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