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Vom verbotenen Buch zum Bestseller

Heilige Schrift statt Mao-Bibel: In China werden jedes Jahr 12 Millionen Bibeln produziert. Die Nachfrage ist auch im Inland gross.

Welches Buch wurde weltweit am häufigsten gedruckt? Die Bibel oder das «Rote Büchlein» Maos? Die Meinungen gehen auseinander. Fest steht jedoch, dass die grösste und modernste Bibeldruckerei der Welt im atheistisch regierten China betrieben wird. (more…)

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Documents that Changed the World podcasts: Mao’s ‘Little Red Book’

For the latest installment of his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, Joe Janes takes a look at a small book that had a huge impact.

“Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung,” also known as Mao’s “Little Red Book,” was published in 1965 and became one of the most widely printed and distributed books in history. Publication ceased in 1979 following Mao’s fall from favor and death but started again sporadically in 1993.

During Mao’s heyday, Janes notes, “(T)he goal was for 99 percent of the population of China to read it; it was an unofficial requirement to own, read and carry it at all times during the Cultural Revolution.” (more…)

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