Mao Zedong's infamous mango cult
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Vivian Jiang |
• January 2023
In August 1968, factory workers overheard news of a mandatory meeting. Whispered rumors described shipments of a gift from the country's Communist leader, Chairman Mao Zedong. And sure enough, managers soon distributed a gift to every factory worker– a glass box encasing a golden wax replica of a mango. What was the meaning behind this unusual offering? Vivian Jiang investigates. [Directed by Kayu Leung, narrated by Pen-Pen Chen].