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Chinese Mourning Mao Zedong’s Death in 1976

Chinese in tears mourning the death of former PRC leader Mao Zedong.

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong in September 1976.

From iFeng:

1976 September 9th Mao Zedong dies, grief throughout China

1976 September 9th, 10 minutes past the midnight, Mao Zedong departed from this world. September 18th, representatives from the capital and other regions of the country paid their last respects to Chairman Mao. Textile women in the capital, when faced with the remains of Chairman Mao, cried in deep grief.

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong in September 1976.

Students hearing the news that Mao had passed away weeped bitterly. (Photographed by Jiang Shaowu)

Chinese paying their respects to Chairman Mao Zedong.

1976 September 11th, representatives in the People’s Liberation Army paid their respects to the remains of Mao Zedong.

Representatives of Chinese ethnic minorities mourning the death of Mao Zedong.

September, 1976, ethnic minority representatives paid their respects to the remains of Mao Zedong, mourning the death of a leader.

Ethnic minority representatives mourning the death of Mao Zedong in 1976.

September, 1976, ethnic minority representatives attending Mao Zedong’s memorial service.

Chinese people gathered to mourn the passing of Mao Zedong.

1976 September 18th, millions of people in the capital attended the memorial service of Mao Zedong.

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

September, 1976, people in the capital mourned with deep grief for the death of Mao Zedong.

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September 17th, people from all circles started to pay their last respects to the remains of Mao Zedong.

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September 18th, millions of people in the capital attending Mao Zedong’s memorial service.

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September, ethnic minority representatives paid their respects to the remains of Mao Zedong, mourning Mao Zedong.

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September 9th, Mao Anqing [Son of Mao Zedong] and Mao Xinyu [Grandson of Mao Zedong] set up a mourning hall for Chairman Mao.

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September, people of Shaoshan [hometown of Mao Zedong] mourning the death of Mao Zedong.

Masses of Chinese people mourning the death of Mao Zedong in 1976.

1976 September 9th, people of Zhaotong mourning the death of great leader and mentor Mao Zedong.

Chinese people and mourning wreaths following Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September 9th, people of Zhaotong mourning the death of great leader and mentor Mao Zedong.

Chinese soldiers mourning the death of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

September, 1976, troops in Heilongjiang participating in the mourning of the death of Mao Zedong as led by Her of the Battle of Zhenbaodao Island Leng Pengfei [front row, first on the right).

Chinese mourning Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September 18th, in Harbin of Heilongjiang province, 500,000 people gathered in the People’s Stadium of Harbin, holding a memorial service for the death of great leader and mentor Chairman Mao Zedong. This is just one corner of the stadium.

Shanghainese people wearing black armbands in mourning following Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September, a Shanghai theatre hung a banner mourning Mao Zedong, as city residents wearing black armbands filed in.

Shanghainese people wearing black armbands in mourning following Mao Zedong's death in September 1976.

1976 September, a fruit and vegetable market in Shanghai, where city residents wore black armbands in mourning of Mao Zedong’s death.

Tiananmen Square following the death of Mao Zedong in 1976.

1976 September, the solemn atmosphere of Tiananmen Square after Mao Zedong’s death.

Chinese students and teachers mourning the death of Mao Zedong.

1976 September, various Changsha primary and middle school teachers and students at a mourning hall to mourn Mao Zedong.

Chinese people in Shanghai wearing white clothes and black armbands in mourning of Mao Zedong's passing.

1976 September, soon after Mao Zedong’s death, at a Shanghai breakfast stall, city residents wearing white clothes and black armbands.

Chinese near Changsha organizing themselves to mourn Mao Zedong's death.

People around Changsha proactively organized a mourning group and came to Qingshuitang to mourn the death of Mao Zedong.

Hong Kong residents watching news of Mao Zedong's death at a television store.

1976 September, Hong Kong residents gathered at a shop watching news of Mao Zedong’s death on television.

Portraits of Mao Zedong in front of the Chinese embassy in Paris, France following the Chinese leader's death.

1976 September 9th, in Paris, France, 200 people gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in France to mourn the death of Mao Zedong.

A Japanese girl cries in Tokyo while mourning Mao Zedong's death.

1976 September 10th, in Tokyo, Japan, a Japanese girl cried when mourning Mao Zedong.

Comments from iFeng:

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凤凰网上海市网友:做个老实人

Chairman Mao, people will always remember you!

凤凰网黑龙江省佳木斯市网友:xg87170285

Don’t cry, and you might be condemned as a counterrevolutionary.

凤凰网越南网友:lilonghua11

In those times, millions died unnatural deaths…

凤凰网北京市网友:MOSHEN

Sad story! Cups!

凤凰网甘肃省网友:谢林君

Chairman Mao is forever with the workers, farmers and all laborers.

凤凰网新疆网友:nukexj

Recalling that crazy age.

凤凰网江西省赣州市网友:expl

The second picture, does that look like real crying?

凤凰网重庆市网友:aP_ming

Hehe.

凤凰网辽宁省沈阳市网友:XUGUANGABC

Hahaha interesting.

凤凰网湖南省长沙市网友:楚天云

After 40 years of slander from the authorities/officials, there are now waves upon waves of “Mao Zedong fever”. What does this tell us?

凤凰网吉林省四平市网友:lijiandao

In his heart was the people!

凤凰网天津市网友:ycdvip

So similar, that crazy time period!

凤凰网新疆伊犁州网友:zhaoyujob

The Major General [Mao’s grandson Mao Xinyu] was quite good looking when he was small.

凤凰网四川省成都市网友:tomtdh

What do you mean by digging these out?

Written by Paul

Paul is an English teacher whose lupine exterior conceals the nature of a real human being. He lives in Chengdu

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