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Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution
Start Date: 1/4/2015Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 1/4/2015End Time: 8:00 PM
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Event Description:
In 1968, Pakistan's foreign minister, Mian Arshad Hussain, visited China and presented Mao with a gift of several dozen mangoes, a fruit that was all but unknown in the country at the time. Mao distributed these mangoes to the Worker Propaganda Team. The workers were deeply moved by this gift, and decided not to eat the fruits, but instead to preserve them in various ways as a representation of the generous spirit of their leader. Mao's mangoes thus became an icon, embedded in mass-produced posters, fabrics, cigarette packages, and dishes.

Free & open to the public.

Opening Reception, September 18
Location Information:
West Campus - Wang Center
Nicolls Road, Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Contact Information:
Phone: 631-632-4400
Email: wangcenter@stonybrook.edu
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