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I Am a Unit of One

March 31st, 2021 | 8 min read

By Andrew Bertodatti

After Jiang Qing married Mao Zedong in 1938, Communist leadership informed her that to join the Communist movement, she would need to submit her will to a work unit. Qing, who before her marriage to Mao was an aspiring actress, refused. “I am a unit of one!” she replied.

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