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How The Mango Became The Fruit Of Chairman Mao
"Mangoes don't have an obvious connection to the Chinese Cultural Revolution; in the 1960s, they weren't even cultivated in northern China." Yet they're featured with the Great Helmsman in a lot of propaganda art from the late 1960s - thanks to a convergence of the Cultural Revolution, the Pakistani ambassador, and the Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams. Slate 02/25/13
Posted February 26, 2013 12:47 AM

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