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Music: Stagecraft As Soulcraft

It is the most eagerly anticipated, and potentially incendiary, musical premiere of the year: an opera about Richard Nixon's landmark visit to the People's...

China: Mao's Mistakes

Assessing his legacy Since his death 4½ years ago, Mao Tse-tung has come under increasing criticism from the comrades who succeeded him. They have spoken...

CHINA: Death Wish

Case of the faded star Remember China's Ping Pong diplomacy? Its chief ambassador was Chuang Tse-tung, the three-time world table tennis champion (1961, 1963...

China: Small Strides

In theory, guaranteed rights The outcome was never in doubt. The 3,000 delegates of the National People's Congress, the Chinese parliament that convenes for...

CHINA: Mao Tse-tung to the Wall

The further deglorification of the Great Helmsman By the thousands, from dawn to well past nightfall, residents of Peking last week thronged the capital's...

Special Section: Mao Tse-tung

Even in the brief meeting with Nixon, Mao could not escape the nightmare that shadowed his accomplishments and tormented his last years: that it might all...

China: The Factory Worker of Jiangxi

People's Daily last week celebrated the 80th birthday of Deng Xiaoping, China's top leader, not with an official announcement but with one of the paper's most...

Red China: Of Devils & Demons

Revolutionary teachers and students smeared paste all over my body and stuck on pieces of paper with abusive slogans. They forced me to wear a black dunce cap...

Communism: Divorce, Italian-Style

Arrivederci, comrades Not since Mao Tse-tung's China broke with Moscow in 1960 had the Communist world been rocked by such a bitter and open feud. To Soviet...

Foreign News: RED CHINA'S NO. 2 MAN

Named the new chairman of the Chinese People's Republic, to succeed Mao Tse-tung (still boss of the party and China's No. 1 man): Liu Shao-chi, who thus...

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