Yesterday was the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth…
The Mao Zedong You’ve Never Seen Before
1956, Mao Zedong accepting presents from representatives of ethnic minorities. Lu Houmin/CFP
1956, Mao Zedong with members of the Soviet Union circus/acrobatics troupe. Lu Houmin/CFP
1963, Mao Zedong playing ping-pong. Lu Houmin/CFP
1951, Mao Zedong and daughter Li Na admiring lotus flowers. Lu Houmin/CFP
1964 June 15, after watching soldiers practicing, Mao Zedong goes forward to punch the sand-filled punching bag a few times.
1959 September 13, Beijing Workers’ Stadium, Mao Zedong wearing eyeglasses watching the opening ceremony of the first National Games.
1958 May 25, Beijing Ming Tombs, Mao Zedong and Communist Party members together building the Ming Tombs Reservoir. Sovfoto/Getty Images/CFP
1953, Mao Zedong taking a break with children near Beijing’s Andingmen. Lu Houmin/CFP
1954, Mao Zedong swimming in Beidaihe. Lu Houmin/CFP
1961, Mao Zedong swimming in the man-made lake in Lushang. Lu Houmin/CFP
1963, Mao Zedong talking with Soviet cabin crew. Lu Houmin/CFP
Indonesian President Sukarno reading Mao Zedong’s palm.
1957, Beijing, Mao Zedong dancing. corbis
1956, Mao Zedong at a dining table. Lu Houmin/CFP
1954, Mao Zedong in the rural Shunyi County.
1963 September 3, during Communist Party of Indonesia General-Secretary Aidit’s visit to China, he gave an Indonesian Bird of Paradise specimen to Mao Zedong as a gift.
1947 January 2, Mao Zedong on a horse.
1952, Zhongnanhai, Mao Zedong personally rowing the boat for Cheng Qian.
1953, Mao Zedong and daughter Li Min on the skating rink in Zhongnanhai. Lu Houmin/CFP
1966 July 26, Mao Zedong on the deck of a steamship. Sovfoto/Getty Images/CFP
1954, Mao Zedong playing poker with workers.
1956 September 30, Mao Zedong laughing heartily while he, Zhu De, Chen Yi, and visiting Indonesian President Sukarno viewed President Sukarno’s Painting Collection Album.
1963, Mao Zedong and Zhu De with Henan opera Chaoyanggou members. Lu Houmin/CFP
1952, Mao Zedong giving an autograph to a representative of the People’s Volunteer Army on their return.
1953, Wuhan Snake Hill, Mao Zedong and chatting with a peddler/hawker.
Chairman Mao proposing a toast.
1963, Mao Zedong on the train looking over Hebei irrigation works plans while on a train. Lu Houmin/CFP
1964 June 15, during a Beijing and Jinan military district training performance held in Beijing, Mao Zedong aims a rifle.
1954 February 10, Mao Zedong climbing to Hangzhou’s North Peak.
1958, Hunan Xiangjiang, Mao Zedong and children.
Comments from NetEase:
A name recognized by all.
There was none like him before, and no one who will be like him in the future.
Chinese history will prove in the future that Mao Zedong is the symbol the people!
Things were simpler and more down-to-earth back then.
Long live Chairman Mao!