What does statue of person mean?

What does statue of person mean?
April 28th, 2006  

Topic: What does statue of person mean?

What does statue of person mean?
Giant Mao statue erected in Tibet

Mao is still revered by many as the founder of modern China

The Chinese authorities say they are putting up a huge statue of Chairman Mao Zedong in Tibet.
The 35-ton memorial is being built to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the former leader's death.
It is being erected in Gonggar County, near the Tibetan capital Lhasa, China's state-run news agency Xinhua said.
The statue will rise 7m from a 5m pedestal strengthened to withstand earthquakes. Mao Zedong ordered the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1950.
The statue will be the central landmark of Gonggar County's Shangcha square, which covers about 40,000 sq metres, and is scheduled for completion in July.
According to the Beijing authorities, the statue of Mao Zedong will be the largest of its kind in China and the first in Tibet.
Changsha, capital of Hunan province and Mao's hometown, has donated 6.5m yuan ($811,000; 461,000) towards the cost of the plaza and statue, Xinhua reported.
"Many Tibetan people suggested we should have a statue of Chairman Mao to show our gratitude," a local Communist Party official told Xinhua:
Mixed reaction
The BBC's Daniel Griffiths in China says the statue is likely to get a mixed reaction from many Tibetans.
From Beijing's perspective, the area has been part of China for centuries. But for many, the Chinese government is an occupying power which has shown scant regard for human rights or for Tibet's unique culture, our correspondent says. Communist troops marched into Tibet in 1950. Nine years later, the region's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fled into exile along with tens of thousands of his followers after a failed uprising against Chinese rule. Since then, China has exerted tight control over the region and this new statue of Mao Zedong is another reminder of Beijing's influence there, our correspondent adds.

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April 28th, 2006  
I reckon this is just another way of saying; "Tibet is ours". Personally, I think large statues are very out of date.... It's all on the internet nowadays. Maybe they can lift the restrictions and make a gigantic, digital Mao, for all others to see!
April 28th, 2006  
sven hassell
A little off topic but I was told the other day that concerning statues of military commanders in U.K. that if the horse has on leg off the ground then it means wounded in battle.Two leggs off means killed in battle and none means died of natural causes.
Is this true? and does it apply worldwide or only in U.K.?
Does this mean that a statue of a military commander on horseback can only be made after their death?
What does statue of person mean?
April 28th, 2006  
1. Stalin
2. Kim Il Sung
3. Lenin
4. Saddam
5. Saparmyrat "Turkmenbaschi" Nyazow
April 28th, 2006  
sven hassell
I agree with you on all of those Loki.
I must say I'm impressed how those sculptors managed to get the moon,shrink it and attatch it to the top of his head.
April 29th, 2006  
I guess once you are in Turkmenistan you have like no choice but to let Mr. Nyazow have his will. No exceptions made, even if you are the moon!

Or maybe its just his halo....