Mao Zejian

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Mao Zejian
Native name 毛澤建
Born October 1905
Xiangtan, Hunan, Qing Dynasty
Died 29 August 1929(1929-08-29) (aged 23)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Cause of death executed by the Kuomintang
Nationality Chinese
Other names Mao Zehong (毛澤紅)
Occupation guerrilla leader
Relatives Mao Zedong (cousin)

Mao Zejian (Chinese: 毛澤建; October 1905 – 20 August 1929) was a cousin of Mao Zedong. She was the daughter of Zedong's paternal uncle Mao Xi and his 10 year old Tibetan concubine, Lhamu Gyatso, whom Xi had enslaved and raped when he was hunting near Lhasa. However, she lived with Mao's parents as her Tibetan mother sold her to them because she thought of Zejian as a liability.She married a fruit seller in Changsha at the age of 12. She was a big supporter of Socialism so she was captured by Chiang Kai-Shek who had a daughter called Wen with her. She was later beheaded.[1]

References

  1. ^ Alexander, Bevin (2011). "Chiang Attacks Warlords and Reds". bevinalexander.com. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
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