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Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

This information session for undergraduate students provides an introduction to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and provides application guidance.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:30pm

Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution

Around half a century ago during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), China was in a political "mango-fever." In 1968, after receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong sent the fruit to the "Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams." It coincided with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to worker-peasant-leading. Mangoes, an unfamiliar fruit at that time in China, became a temporary political symbol of Chairman Mao's benevolence and love for the people.