The Peoples Republic of China is a people's army created by, led by, commanded by Chairman Mao, 1967, Artist: None
Save every scrap of brass and copper for the revolution, the war effort and our economic reconstruction, 1971.
Nanjing Chang Jiang [Yangtse] River Bridge, 1971,
Artists: Nanjing Art Studio
A new lesson, 1972,
Artists: Jin Yu Ling, Yu Jian & Sun Tian Cheng
Ordinary occupation, 1974.
Artist: Pan Hong He & Di Jin Quan
Party Members must be progressive in their attitude to the Proletariat. "The Communist Party should be made up of people who are progressive in their attitude to the proletariat. It should be a vanguard organisation full of vitality, capable of leading the revolutionary masses in the struggle against class enemies" Mao Zedong. Banner, 1971, Designed by Rudong District Art Course for Workers, Peasants and Soldiers
This poster contains many internal messages to reinforce the Mao Quotation used as the principle slogan.
Soldiers book: Selected works of Mao Zedong;
Woman's book: Quotations of Mao Zedong;
Man's book: Laws of the Chinese Communist Party;
Banner, left: Long Live the great leader Chairman Mao! Stride forward triumphantly along Chairman Mao's path for building the Party;
Banner, right: Enthusiastically celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of China's great, glorious and correctly acting Communist Party!
Going home after school, 1973,
Artist: Jiang Feng
Work as one, 1974,
Artist: Fang Bin Shan
Everything the commune members need, we have, 1975. Artists: Tang Jin Xin & Tang Jin Min
We love new publications, 1975.
Artist: Shi Wei Ping
When I grow up I will be like Sister Chun Miao, 1976, Artist: Xu Fan
毛主席语录 备战 备荒 为人民 要节约闹革命
Chairman Mao's quotation: Be prepared for war, be prepared against natural disasters! Economise to make revolution for the people, 1976. On cog: for the revolution. China Peoples Bank
Left The new things are like the splendid fresh flowers Right The big cultural revolution brings radiance to everything, 1976, Artists: Yang Jia Bao & Cai Sheng
The 'new things' pictured here heavily feature rusticated educated youths as working in the countryside, as barefoot doctors and as students of Mao Thought. They are pictured alongside workers, intellectuals, soldiers and a revolutionary opera character all firmly behind the cultural revolution. The opera heroine is symbolic of that revolution and the image also contains both a gun and a pen as weapons of the struggle. The imagery of fresh flowers is repeated in the red flower worn by the young woman in the centre, the badge of honour given to those who exceled in their work and commitment to the revolution. More women than men appear in the scene, and the woman in the foreground is praised by being shown holding a red book. Yet it is the male worker who is the strongest, largest amongst them and wields the propaganda brush.
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