Extending the English language discussion and documentation of Maozhang;

mainly for collectors and scholars, but everyone is welcome

Maozhang here includes badges bearing a likeness of Chairman Mao (Mao Zedong xiangzhang) and other Cultural Revolution badges (wenge zhang)

Enthusiastically celebrate the creativity of the workers, soldiers, cadres, and artists who enriched the world with billions of bright, red, and shiny objects


GALLERIES - arranged by theme and constantly expanding


Q&A - Brazen appeals for more information


CONTACT - How to get in touch and other links

In striking contrast to the uniformity of Mao suits and the Little Red Book,

Mao badges display promiscuous variety

They are not high art, but they were a truly popular art form

Any inaccurate or incomplete information is due entirely to my error or ignorance

If you know better - please let me know



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Inscriptions are given in English

Provisional translations are  marked (?)

Pinyin may be used as alternative to translation