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Chinese Cultural Diplomacy, 1949-1976

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October 16, 1963

Record of Conversation from Premier Zhou’s Reception of the Tanganyikan Cultural Delegation

Zhou and Lawi Nangwanda Sijaona discuss the Sino-Indian border conflict and African regionalism.

June 18, 1967

Directive [from Mao Zedong] Regarding Propaganda for the Outside [World]

Mao urges Chinese journalists and reporters to promote and discuss their national achievements with humility.

December 25, 1964

Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Asian and African Authors Who Attended "the Asian and African Literary Exchange Forum" (Excerpt)

Mao recognizes that Asian and African authors should accept positive aspects of their ancient and classical heritages and reject negative ones. But he also emphasizes that they should unite with the masses to defeat imperialism and revisionism.

March 4, 1961

Cable from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Chairman Mao's Conversation with Cuban Women's Delegation and Ecuadorian Cultural Delegation'

The Cuban women's and Ecuador cultural delegations questioned Mao Zedong's opinions on distinguishing the different categories of revolutions, such as the People's Revolution and Colonial Revolution; different approaches of revolutions, such as the Cuban Revolution versus Latin American revolution; and how to protect physical cultural resources.

July 26, 1963

[Mao Zedong's] Audience with Cultural, Trade Union, Youth, and Other Delegations from Cuba on June 3rd

Mao and the visitors from Cuba discuss sending art troupes, books, and films to each other's countries. Later, their conversation shifts to the United States, North Korea, and other topics.