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Title: Chairman Mao's Writings Sparkle Like Gold
Dated May 1977
Publisher Shanghai Peoples' Art Publishing House
Impression printed on a thin poster paper
Condition wrinkled, margins partly jagged
Description "Chairman Mao's Writings Sparkle Like Gold" After the so-called "Gang of 4" was arrested, people did go out to celebrate in many ways. One of these was the official campaign to go out and celebrate the publication of the fifth volume of Mao's Selected Works as shown in this particular poster.
Note:1st Edition
Width 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Height 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Description: Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title: Big Combat at the Qu Gu River
Dated May 1974
Publisher Shanghai Peoples' Art Publishing House
Impression printed on a thin poster paper
Condition: Excellent
Description "The Big Combat at the Qu Gu River" Huxian Peasant Paintings were internationally acclaimed for their naive, colorful style in painting and were given the opportunity to exhibit their work in Paris in 1975. This is one of the paintings exhibited.
Note: This image and also the title has some roots in traditional Chinese folk art prints (so-called Chinese New Year prints). Scenes with titles like "Combat at .... River" are frequent in Chinese Folk Art prints and show historic battle scenes.
Width 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Height 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Description Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title Brave the Wind and Snow
Dated August 1978
Publisher He Long Jiang Peoples' Publishing House
Technique/Medium Poster print on offset paper
Description "Brave the Wind and Snow on the Da Bie Mountain" It's a rare poster featuring Deng Xiao-ping and He Long (one of the most famous marshals who had founded the PRC)presented in Chinese traditional painting style. Deng's poster is very uncommon mainly because he maintained to be low profile and was against any kind of personal worship/propaganda.
Width 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Height 30.1 inches = 76.5 cm

Description: Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title: Recall the Past Suffering
Dated November 1964
Publisher Shanghai Peoples' Publishing House
Impression printed on a thinner than average paper
Description "Recall the Past Suffering and Think Over the Source of Present Happiness" An old peasant lady telling her true story to the younger generations, recalling the bitter days when they were cruelly exploited by the landlords and how they were then saved by Chairman Mao. Throughout the Cultural Revolution, the peasant class had been very supportive to Mao.
Width 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Height 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Description: Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title: The Commune Library
Dated October 1974
Publisher He Bei Peoples' Art Publishing House
Technique/Medium Poster print on offset paper
Impression printed on a thin poster paper
Description "The Commune Library" One of the most famous Hu Xian (a county in Shangxi) peasant paintings depicting a vivid scene of people from all ages earnestly learning Mao's teaching and publications.
Width 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Height 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Description Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title: Stand Firm and Never Forget About the Class Struggle
Dated October 1965
Publisher Chang'an Art Publishing House
Impression printed on a thin poster paper
Description "Stand Firm and Never Forget The Class Struggle; Stay Alert and Hold Tight Your Arms" A symbolic new year poster (Nianhua) issued right before the Cultural Revolution. The fists of the peasants/workers are as big as their heads. Females are portrayed to be as strong and healthy as the men. It reflects what an "ideal" family looks like at the time.
Width 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Height 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Description: Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title: The Secretary of the Party Committee
Dated: March 1964 1st printing
Publisher Shanghai Peoples' Art Publishing House
Impression printed on a very thin poster paper
Description "The Secretary of the Party Committee Works with Us in the Field" A great co-artwork by 3 of the most famous artists, namely Wu Xin-qin, Jiang Nan-chun and Wu Guang-hua.
Width 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Height 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Description: Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title: My Hopes are Laid Upon You
Dated September 1976 1st Edition
Publisher Shanghai Peoples' Art Publishing House
Impression printed on a thin poster paper
Description "My Hopes are Laid Upon You" Chairman Mao sharing his experience with a group of educated urban youth who had been sent up to the mountains and down to the countryside. As Mao's saying goes, "It is imperative that educated youth go to the rural areas to be reeducated by the poor and low-middle peasants."
Width 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Description: Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title: Shanghai Big Big World
Dated August 1966
Publisher Shanghai Peoples' Publishing House
Technique/Medium Poster print on offset paper
Condition: Excellent
Description "Shanghai Big Big World" The Shanghai Big Big World was Shanghai's most popular amusement ground in Shanghai in the 1950s and 1960s. Soon after the commencement of the Cultural Revolution, it lost its glamor and became a mere place of government propaganda. No matter how, the place is still much remembered by the older generation Shanghai people.
Width 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Height 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Description: Chris To (Hong Kong)

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Title: Read Mao's Writings and Listen to Mao's Words
Dated 1965
Technique/Medium Poster print on offset paper
Impression printed on a thin poster paper
Description "Read Mao's Writings and Listen to Mao's Words" Two educated urban youth are studying Mao's writings with a peasant (probably the one who is assigned to take care of them and who they live with). What makes this poster interesting is while you can find a telephone in the room, they obviously do not have electricity to power a light. In reality, only very limited houses in the rural area may have had electricity supply at that time, not to mention a telephone.
Width 30.3 inches = 77.0 cm
Height 20.9 inches = 53.0 cm
Description: Chris To (Hong Kong)