Zemin's son, Mao Yuanxin, was raised by Mao Zedong's family.
Mao Zedong’s use of mass media was integral to his success.
Mao Zedong died nearly four days later just after midnight on September 9, 1976, at age 82.
In 1979, internal estimates ranged that during the Cultural Revolution 2.2 billion portraits of the Chairman Mao Zedong had been produced.
Two of the sons and both daughters died young, leaving the three brothers Mao Zedong, Mao Zemin, and Mao Zetan, and the adopted daughter Mao Zejian.
The books Selected Works of Chairman Mao Zedong or Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung were published by Foreign Languages Press, Peking and distributed on an almost inconceivably large scale.
In 2008, China opened the Mao Zedong Square to visitors in his hometown of central Hunan Province to mark the 115th anniversary of his birth.