Dorothy Solinger, a political-science professor who specializes in Chinese politics at the University of California, Irvine, said some people in China still want Mao “to remain above the fray and be superhuman.” “It could be that the people who are protesting something about Mao’s personal life object to this trivializing of him by making him seem human,” Ms. Solinger said.”

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