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  1. Le peuple, le peuple seul, est la force motrice, le créature de l'histoire universelle. (The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.)
    MAO ZEDONG. Le peuple, le peuple seul, est la force motrice, le créature de l'histoire universelle. (The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.)

    Beijing : [c.1968]

    An engaging example of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda in French, printed in comparatively small quantities. The quote, one of the most well-known of all of Mao's sayings, demonstrates the Cultural Revolution era's supreme and unwavering commitment to the masses as the driving force of history.

    This quote, featured in chapter eleven of... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 149418

  2. Nous sommes pour l'abolition des guerres (We are advocates for the abolition of war);
    MAO ZEDONG. Nous sommes pour l'abolition des guerres (We are advocates for the abolition of war);

    Beijing : [c.1968]

    A well-preserved example of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda in French, printed in comparatively small numbers. The quote encapsulates the core Maoist belief that revolution required armed struggle and that "political power grows out of a gun."

    These words, featured in chapter five of the "Little Red Book" under the theme of "War and Peace",... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 149414

  3. L'existence de l'impérialisme ne sera plus bien longue. (The days of imperialism are numbered.)
    MAO ZEDONG. L'existence de l'impérialisme ne sera plus bien longue. (The days of imperialism are numbered.)

    Beijing : [c.1968]

    A compelling example of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda in French, printed in comparatively small numbers. The quote encapsulates the strong anti-imperialist tone of Chinese propaganda in the 1960s as Beijing looked to paint both the United States and the Soviet Union as two aggressors antithetical to world progress.

    Originally published... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 149399

  4. Mao zhuxi wan sui! (Long Live Chairman Mao!)
    MAO ZEDONG. Mao zhuxi wan sui! (Long Live Chairman Mao!)

    Shanghai : 1967

    A large, well-preserved poster produced early in the Cultural Revolution to stoke the revolutionary fires of Mao's burgeoning cult. The portrait mirrors the contemporary official portrait of Mao that hung overlooking Tiananmen Square, and it is accompanied by the slogans that quickly became the standard adulation for Mao after the beginning of the Cultural... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 149243

  5. Jingzhu weida de daoshi Mao zhuxi wanshouwujiang! (Wishing the Great Teacher Chairman Mao a Long Life!)
    MAO ZEDONG. Jingzhu weida de daoshi Mao zhuxi wanshouwujiang! (Wishing the Great Teacher Chairman Mao a Long Life!)

    Beijing : 1969

    A large propaganda poster printed at the height of the Mao cult and intended to reinforce Mao's predominant position in Chinese politics. It shows a jovial Mao at one of the many events where representatives of the Cultural Revolution's radical revolutionary masses - especially students and workers - could bask in the light of China's "reddest, reddest,... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 149240

  6. Official Portrait Poster.
    MAO ZEDONG. Official Portrait Poster.

    Shanghai : [c.1950]

    An exceptionally well-preserved example of a rare Mao portrait poster, published soon after the founding of the People's Republic of China, issued as an early attempt to establish him as a state figurehead. This is an example of a short-lived approach to depicting Mao that quickly gave way to the full-face style seen in official Mao portraits up to... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 143323

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