March 8, 2003

Chairman Mao was a good boy


Changsha was a pleasant city. The biggest problem I had was to bargain my hotel prices down. I walked around the city. The city centre looked like a well planned , a broad street radiating out of the railway station.

I took a bus to Hunan no 1 teacher training college. This is where Mao studied when he was younger. He was also the principal of the secondary school attached to the college.

I met some students who were eager to show me around. They showed me the classroom that he attended, the well where he took cold water bath (to build character it seems and he recommended this process to other students) .

Along the tour, I asked the girls if they know of a place where chairman Mao was punished. There was a collective quick reply Chairman Mao was a good boy. Chairman Mao was never punished.”

Mao’s school

Mao’s school

Mao’s school

Mao’s school

Mao’s school


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