Parallels Between Maoism and Pre-Modern Religion in China

Justin Aptaker
Apr 7, 2019 · 6 min read
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Portrait of Mao at Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen) in Beijing | Source: Mao Zedong portrait by Zhang Zhenshi & artist committee, WikiMedia Commons (Freedom of Panorama)

Gods and Lineages

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Flag of the People’s Republic of China | Source: WikiMedia Commons, Public Domain Dedication

Transformation, Virtue, and Indoctrination

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The bodhisattva Guanyin, who strives ceaselessly to aid those in distress. Her many arms represent her power to help all those who need it. | Source: Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France, WikiMedia Commons

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