On September 15, 1967, the first statue of Mao Zedong was installed at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The year prior to that , the ‘red guards’ at the university dismantled ‘The Old Gate’, which was seen widely as the badge of the school. Subsequently, professor Cheng Guoying from the Faculty of Architecture proposed the installation of the statue and his recommendation was quickly accepted by the Revolutionary Committee of the school.
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