梁山縣政府辦公室信息中心透露，4月 28號，毛新宇，帶著妻子劉濱「到梁山考察工作」。作為解放軍軍科院少將副部長的毛新宇，受到梁山景區工作人員裝扮的「梁山好漢 108將」迎接。
Mao’s Villain Background?
Mao Xinyu, grandson of the former leader
Mao Zedong, again said something ludicrous
while visiting the origin of the famous Chinese
classical novel “Outlaws of the Marsh",
including using class analysis to study the issue
of offering amnesty to rebels. He also said
that this visit intensified his understanding of
Mao’s revolution. Media commented
that his remarks equated to admitting
Mao has a villain background.
Local authorities said on April 28, that Mao Xinyu
and his wife visited Mount Liang, Shangdong,
place of origin of the novel “Outlaws of the Marsh".
As a Major General, Mao Xinyu was greeted
by people mimicking the 108 outlaws in the novel.
Local media said, that Mao Xinyu traced the route
used by Mao to Mount Liang in 1919,
insisting he ought to learn from his grandfather.
He also said that the Chinese revolution required
one to know his or her roots.
When asked how to evaluate the amnesty to rebels,
written in the novel, he said to use the class analysis.
He also stated, that after visiting Mount Liang
he has a better understanding of how rebels fought.
Mao Xinyu’s words sparked laughter amid netizens.
Some said that without being pressed he confessed
that his ancestors originated from villains.
Others pointed out, that Mao Zedong was indeed
a bandit at one time.
But does Mao really have a villain background?
After his Autumn Harvest Uprising was defeated
by KMT, Mao took his 700 remaining soldiers
to Mount Jinggang to become bandits.
Records have it that he bribed
two leaders of the local bandits
with some ammunitions in exchange for his life.
Later, he killed these two leaders
and controlled the entire bandit gangs in the region.
This record of Mao coincides remarkably with
that depicted in the novel “Outlaws of the Marsh".
Guo Guoting, former Chinese lawyer said:
“Mao Zedong can be regarded as originating
from villains, since his deeds resembled
those of bandits. After he got to Mount Jinggang,
how could he survive? He survived by the so-called
“fighting the local tyrants and gentries.”
What does this mean? It is robbing
the local rich people. Mao’s Red Army
indeed kidnapped, robbed and killed
in the Mount Jinggang region in order to survive.”
Su Min, former Beijing University history professor,
said the Chinese authorities are a bandit government.
Su Min: “Bandits pursue materials like wine, meat
and money. For these, they dare to kill, rob, kidnap,
rape, seize and steal. What the Chinese communist
regime did in the first and second 30 years
all came down to what the bandits could have done.
So, it would not be an exaggeration to perceive
the CCP’s regime as a bandit government.”
Mao Zedong once said that he liked to read
this novel when he was young. He often quoted
the novel in his works and said, this novel advocates
opposition to corrupt officials, but not to emperor.
He also said, the quintessence of this novel lays in
the capitulation. It exemplified what surrender was.
“Outlaws of the Marsh", also known
as “Water Margin" or “All Men Are Brothers",
is the first novel by Shi Naian in Chinese literature
that details the entire course of 108 outlaws
from their uprisings, successes and tribulations
during the Song Dynasty.
NTD reporters Li Jing and Li Lu