Private Chairman Mao museum opens in Beijing

By Zhang Rui
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Impersonators of late Chinese leaders, including Chairman Mao Zedong, show up at the opening of a private Chairman Mao museum in Liangxiang, Beijing, Oct. 23, 2015. [China.org.cn] 



A private museum dedicated to late Chinese leader Chairman Mao Zedong opened on Friday in Liangxiang, Beijing.

The museum was founded by furniture enterprise boss Zhang Fuqi and one of the biggest Mao memorabilia collectors in China Yang You, and it will be free to the public as well as permanent.

With the same interests and nostalgia for times gone by, the two decided to open just such a venue for their memories, shared by generations of Chinese people.

Yang, who has collected more than 10,000 pieces of Mao era memorabilia, sent nearly 4,000 treasured antiques to be displayed in Zhang's venue including art, statues, photos, posters, coins, Mao Quotation books, antique cups, radios, sewing machines, vinyl records, and more from the revolutionary time.

Zhang said he didn't really know how much he invested into this project, but since he made money from furniture sales, he did it only for personal interests.

Yang You, who also has a private museum in Gaobeidian, Hebei Province, said he believes in Mao Zedong Thought and the virtues of the people he advocated in society at that time.

Yang added he would love to open similar museums in other cities; the next city to have such a museum may be Cangzhou, Hebei Province. The private museums he founded have not yet received any funding or support from the government.

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