This month, a group of some 2,000 university directors, dons and teachers from across the world including Singapore will be gathering in Changsha, Hunan.
Here, in the city where modern China's late founder Mao Zedong grew up and discovered communism, they can take in sights such as the world's largest Mao statue, standing 32m tall, and his former home which was destroyed in 1929 but rebuilt for tourists and fans.
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