The Mao Era in Objects project introduces twenty-four different objects related to the Mao Era.
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- the ‘Home’ page at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/;
- the ‘Introduction’ page at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/introduction/;
- the ‘Information for Users’ page at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/information-for-users/;
- the ‘Objects that Mattered - An Essay’ page at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/objects-that-mattered-an-essay/;
- the ’Object Biographies: List’ page and its subpages at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/object-biographies/;
- the ‘Sources: List’ page and its subpages at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/sources/;
- the ‘Aggregated Map’ at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/map/;
- the ‘Aggregated Timeline’ at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/timeline/;
- the ‘Further readings’ page at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/further-readings/;
- the ‘About’ page at https://maoeraobjects.ac.uk/about/.
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This statement was prepared and last updated on 25 February 2020.
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