Mao Zedong's Former Residence
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Former Residence of Mao Zedong or Mao Zedong's Former Residence (simplified Chinese: 毛泽东故居; traditional Chinese: 毛澤東故居; pinyin: Máo Zédōng Gùjū) was built in the late Qing Dynasty. It is located in Shaoshan Village of Shaoshan township in Shaoshan, Xiangtan, Hunan, China. The building was the birthplace and childhood home of Mao Zedong, the first leader of the People's Republic of China. It has a building area of about 472.92-square-metre (5,090.5 sq ft), embodies buildings such as the old houses, the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Bronze Statue of Mao Zedong, the Cultural relics Exhibition Hall, and the Dishui Hole (Dripping Water Cave; 滴水洞).
|Former Residence of Mao Zedong|
Former Residence of Mao Zedong
|Type||Traditional folk houses|
|Location||Shaoshan Township, Shaoshan, Xiangtan, Hunan|
|Opened||6 February 1951|
|Floor area||472.92-square-metre (5,090.5 sq ft)|
In 1910, Mao Zedong went out for study.
In 1950, the People's Government of Shaoshan City rebuilt the house and in May, Mao Zedong's eldest son Mao Anying returned home and visited here.
The residence opened as a museum and on February 6, 1951, the People's Government of Shaoshan City named it The Chinese people's great leader Chairman Mao's House (中国人民伟大领袖毛主席的家).
In 1954, it was renamed Mao Zedong's Former Residence.
On June 25, 1959, Mao Zedong returned home and visited here.
In 1961, it was listed as a "Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level" (全国重点文物保护单位) by the State Council of China.
In 1966, in the Cultural Revolution, the number of tourists was inflated. The site was open at all times of the day or night.
In July 1997, it was listed as a National Patriotic Education Base (全国爱国主义教育基地) by the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China.
In December 2004, it was closed for rebuilding and repairs.
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