Denise Ho contributes to new online resource, “The Mao Era in Objects”

January 30, 2020

A new resource entitled “The Mao Era in Objects” was launched on January 29, 2020 at the University of Oxford’s China Centre.  The interactive website features twenty-four essays on everyday objects from China’s Mao Era (1949-1976) and has accompanying primary sources, including art, photography, ephemera, documents, oral history, and video.  These “object biographies” range from the familiar, like Mao badges and currency, to the less known, such as hand-copied literature and personal diaries.  Denise Ho, assistant professor of history, served as a co-investigator for the project and contributed an essay on the “Big-Character-Poster.”  Learn more at: