[上海].[Shanghai]. 上海人民出版社.[Shanghai ren min chu ban she]. (circa1972]. Stock ID #156621
Strikingly illustrated throughout in red and black, 90pp, annotations upper cover and front free endpaper, light water stain lower cover and last leaf, original pictorial wrappers worn and soiled, text in Chinese, 12.3 x 12.5cm.
Topics in the booklet has a wide range covering from politics, sports, economics, revolution, agriculture and military, etc. Blackboard newspapers were once (from 1950s to early 1990s) widely used in China by the general public, especially in schools and state-owned factories, as it was a highly effective platform to generate and circulate local news or to promote pro-communist advanced ideas. Since the 1950s, guidebooks like this booklet have been published with the aim of teaching people how to effectively and artistically produce a blackboard newspaper. This particular copy was designed for rural areas and the illustrations differ from those published for use in the city. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 156621).