20 Sep '11, 10am

Mao Zedong's grandson to teach grandfather's philosophy

Mao Zedong's grandson to teach grandfather's philosophy

Mao Xinyu is to be a part-time teacher of his grandfather's philosophy, taking on a class of 65 students at Guangzhou University's Songtian Professional College. -- PHOTO: AFP BEIJING (AFP) - He is a major general in the Chinese army, a political advisor, an author and a blogger, and now the grandson of China's revolutionary leader Mao Zedong has taken up a university teaching post. Mao Xinyu is to be a part-time teacher of his grandfather's philosophy, taking on a class of 65 students at Guangzhou University's Songtian Professional College, according to a statement on the school's website. The heavy-set 41-year-old, who bears a resemblance to his grandfather, has acknowledged that his family background has helped his career progress. He is already a major general and researcher in the People's Liberation Army, and a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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