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The Tao of Mao - Episode 15 (remember I accidentally posted 16 earlier)


  1. This view of art, though simplified for the sake of humour, is pretty much the position of Mao. Despite what some people claim, Mao had a pretty sophisticated notion of art. Premised on production, he rejected the crude activist notion that art should be propagandistic and sloganeering as "dogmatic", just as he rejected "art-for-arts sake" as "idealist". See his Yenan Forum talks on Art and Literature...


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