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In Chinese history the Chairman badge has a critical position During the Culture Revolution period the quantity of the badge has reached to 90 of the total production It almost becomes a public activities and even the possessed collection The badge has become a strange culture phenomenon that time In this paper I will explain what the reason that brings about the collection and further I will illustrate that the fetish object will influence the lives of its human worshippers determining some of their actions and modifying their beliefs I use a badge story to bring in three questions about why people regard the Chairman badge as a sacred thing and to explain it from the fetish aspect The analysis is based primarily on the personal experiences and observations of that period The fetish object will for example influence the lives of its human worshippers determining some of their actions and modifying their beliefs Dant199943 10 IntroductionThis Chairman Mao badge may not be the best thing I like in my life but a special object to me and my family Its my grandfathers memento which is the only thing handed down to us after my grandparents died During their life from 1930 to 2000 he was as poor as a farmer in a remote village located in north of China that he was forced to bear the poverty for all his life Nothing appeared to be valuable in their shabby house But my grandparents enjoyed their everyday and were optimistic to their life I have blurry memory about the time my grandparents died By my fathers narrative I know my father hand a set of badge covering with a piece of fabric to my father The badges are in good keeping situation with a Chairman Maos figure Figure 10 on it that is a make a huge contribution to our countries revolution It not cost too much that time but may be the beliefs in
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