DIED From the moment she was born on a former revolutionary base, Shao Hua's future was enmeshed with that of the Chinese Communist Party. In 1960 she became the daughter-in-law of Chairman Mao Zedong, marrying his second son, Mao Anqing. During the 1950s, Zedong's older brother, Mao Anying, obtained for her a Soviet camera, which she used to document schools, factories and villages. She was later promoted to major general in the People's Liberation Army and became the president of the China Photographers Association in 2002. She was 69.

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