Thursday, 6 March 2008

Deng and Mao

If you are lucky enough to visit Mao's (pbuh) birthplace in Shaoshan, you will almost certainly visit the Museum of Comrade Mao.

The biggest picture on display when I visited was this one of Mao shaking Deng Xiao Ping's hand - the Great Helmsman and Capitalist Roader weren't exactly mates for life or swimming buddies.

There's a great series of posters featuring scenes from Deng's life over at Stefan Landsberger's site (which also feature the developing city - another great cliche of Chinese art photography).

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