No publication details. (circa1967). Stock ID #157440
Large Chinese Cultural Revolution papercut on red paper with paper backing. This papercut features a crowd of people cheering together for the establishment of Shanghai Revolution Committee. Among them, two female red guards are holding a banner showing the name of the committee, people on left corners are playing musical instruments, many are holding high of the little red book of Mao's quotations. There is a head and shoulders portrait of Mao Zedong's with the sun with its bold rays extending behind him.
Excellent condition, blocks of text in Chinese, papercuts sheet measures 50.3 x 73.2cm. Text in right margin reads "Many Cheers on the Founding of the Revolution Committee of Shanghai City]./February 5th, 1967". The dates here shows the committee was established on February 5th, 1967.
Text in left margin reads, "China Military (China Daily) Editorial./The victory of January Revolution [last for] ten thousand years./ January 12th, 1967." The dates shows when the article was published in the newspaper.
In January 1967, a political campaign led by 张春桥 [Zhang Chunqiao] and supported by Mao Zedong had undergone in Shanghai. Zhang and other leaders of this campaign took over the local Shanghai government and established a local revolution committee by rebellion factions. This event marks the beginning of the power seizure movement nationwide and it propels the Cultural Revolution into full swing. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157440).