Daughter of a Revolutionary Martyr
Shao Hua was the daughter of Chen Zhenya, a revolutionary martyr. Her father fought in the Northern Expedition (1926-27), a war against the warlords by democratic forces. During the war, the CPC worked with the Kuomintang under the same “anti-colonial and anti-feudal” flag. CPC members and progressive members of the Kuomintang played a leading role.
In August 1939, her father was sent to
Since then, she followed the revolutionary army around
Marriage to Mao Anqing
After the founding of the new
In 1960, while she was recuperating in
Passion for Arts
Shao Hua has extensive interests. Besides literature, she loves photography. In the early 1950s, in order to take a picture with Chairman Mao, she learned photography with an old camera that Mao Anying brought back from the
Shao Hua has loved literature since she was a little girl. In 1954, she wrote a poem called “Huang Jiguang” and a story named “A Holiday Evening.”
In 1990, she supervised the publication of an album, “Jiao Yang”, in commemoration of Yang Kaihui’s ninetieth birthday.
In 1993, in commemoration of his 100th birthday, she and Mao Anqing supervised the publication of a book series called “Mao Zedong Rises from
In 1995, to celebrate the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Shao Hua planned a movie,“Yang Kaihui”, and a TV series, “Search for Yang Kaihui.”
In 1996, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Long March, she planned and participated in the New Long March Activity. She also supervised a TV series, “Glamour of the Red Army Women Generals.”
That same year, Shao Hua planned and organized “Mao Zedong’s Poetry and Ci Symphony Concert” to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the "Talks at the Yan'an Forum on Literary and Art." The concert, held in Beijing Concert Hall, was a great success.
In 1998, she published a collection of stories, “We Love Red Azaleas in Shaoshan”, and a photo album, “My Motherland.”
In October 2000, she organized the shooting of a TV program, “Mao Anying in the Korean War”, and a forum on the 50th anniversary of Mao Anying’s death in the Great Hall of the People.
In September 6, 2003, she held a dance and photography exhibition in the
General Shao Hua said: “As Mao Zedong’s daughter-in-law, I am perplexed. Even though he was the person who stood at Tian’anmen and proclaimed the founding of a new
Shao Hua is the Deputy Director of a department in the PLA Military Science College and major general. She was member of the 7th, 8th, and 9th Chinese People’s Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a member of the Chinese Writers Association, and President of the China Photographers Association. She was elected Top 10 women talents in 2004. She went to the army, factory, countryside and schools to check about the real situation in the people and to listen to people’s voices. She wrote dozens of proposals for the CPPCC. Her working diligence and her spirit to serve the people were widely praised.
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