"a short T-shirt bearing an image of Chairman Mao"

Chairman Mao (Portrait at Tiananmen Gate)
Creative Commons AttributionChairman Mao (Portrait at Tiananmen Gate) - Credit: Zhang Zhenshi, Richard Fisher on Flickr
 Mao Zedong, known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese revolutionary who helped found the People’s Republic of China. He led the Communist Party of China in the Chinese Civil War, winning victory over Chiang Kai-Shek’s Kuomintang forces, and from this defeat in 1949 held authoritarian control over China until his death in 1976. His communist theories are known today as Maoism. He is a controversial figure, held both as an outstanding revolutionary and saviour of the Chinese nation, and responsible for the deaths of millions of people through famine under his regime.