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Chairman Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong, also well known as Chairman Mao, was a great man in human history. Mao was born on December 26, 1893 in a village called Shaoshan in Xiangtan County, Hunan Province, and died on September 9, 1976 at the age of 83.

He was the head of the Chinese Communist Party for forty-one years after the historic Zunyi meeting (1935) during the Long March. He built up the Red Army (later referred to as the People's Liberation Army), took part in the anti-Japanese War and the civil war in China and established the People's Republic of China. He was one of the most influential people in the modern China of history. His dramatic personal life, his military talent, his artistic poems, his political skill and his famous third world classification theory have influenced generations of people.

Former Residence of Chairman Mao

The Former Residence of Chairman Mao has become a hot destination for tourists from home and abroad.

The Former Residence of Chairman Mao is located at Shaoshan village, Shaoshan Township. It lies on the south and faces on the north, the building structure is like Chinese character "凹", pronounced ao. The eastern side,  belonged to Mao's family, while the other side of the house was the neighbor's, and they shared the central room. On Dec.26, 1893, Mao Zedong was born in the house. We can see Mao's family photo, everyday household utensils, variousand farm tools including a shoulder pole, bucket, and hoe that were used by Mao Zedong when he was young.