Quote: “Where the badges of the Cultural Revolution wed the urge to remember Mao to the theme of revolutionary transformation of self and class struggle, the theme park ties Mao to a different fetish: the urge to consume.”
Comment: The Chinese government is employing consumption towards society by use of a park demonstrating the history of the Cultural Revolution. By doing this, it is attempting to further the progress of the Revolution by neglecting to portray the images of struggle and hardship so many families were inflicted by during this tumultuous time period. The alleged US$6 million volume that is the Mao Zedong Memorial Park is simply another effort by the Chinese government to control and influence the beliefs of the Chinese people.
Question: By building this theme park, would Mao not realize that the charging of his people would further afflict them with hardship and turmoil?Uncategorized