Posts Tagged ‘Mao Zedong’

Mao’s Big Swim

June 22, 2021

After announcing his Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in 1966, Mao Zedong swam across the Yangtze River. Mao had done that 10 years earlier, to prove his vitality, and he hoped it would work again. A Vox video.

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The East Is Red. Red Hot Peppers.

May 9, 2016

The East Is Red. Red Hot Peppers.

“The food of the true revolutionary is the red pepper. And he who cannot endure red peppers is also unable to fight.” – Mao Zedong (born and raised in Hunan Province, quoted by Otto Braun aka Li De 李德 ).

Read more:

“Why Revolutionaries Love Spicy Food: How the chili pepper got to China.”  Andrew Leonard, Nautilus

Related:

“Hot Peppers in China,” Yang Xuanzhang and Li Piao (translated by Nick Angiers), China Scenic

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