No publication details. (circa1968). Stock ID #158685
Large Chinese Cultural Revolution papercut on red paper loosely presented on slightly marked paper backing. This papercut features a crowd of people cheering together for the establishment of Hubei Revolution Committee. Members of the crowd cheer while holding musical instruments, their hands afloat while others wave their copy of The Little Red Book and still others carry Mao's framed portrait. An image of Mao dominates the background the rays of the sun extending behind him. Banners with slogans carried by balloons float around Mao. A pagoda and the famous Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge are also featured.
In very good condition, blocks of text in Chinese, papercut measures 48.1 x 71.7cm. Text in right margin reads "Many Cheers on the Founding of the Revolution Committee of Hubei Province]./February 5th, 1968". The dates here shows the committee was established on February 5th, 1968.
Text in left margin reads, "China Military (People's Daily) Editorial./Ten thousand miles of the Yangtze river encourages ambitious plans/Feburary 7th, 1968." This phrase is quoted from a poem by Mao Zedong after he swam across the Yangtze river in 1956. The dates indicates when the article was published in the paper.
The blocks of texts on the banners and flags are the names of the committee, rebel factions and the Red Guards. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158685).