全民皆兵. [Quan min jie bing]. [Chinese Cultural Revolution Papercut - Everyone is a Soldier]. CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION PAPERCUT.

全民皆兵. [Quan min jie bing]. [Chinese Cultural Revolution Papercut - Everyone is a Soldier].

No publication details. No date. Late 20th Century. Stock ID #160160

A striking large size Chinese Cultural Revolution papercut on red paper. Th image shows one soldier and two civilians each with a very determined look on their faces one is armed with a bayonet,anotoher a sickle and a third a copy of Mao's Little Red Book. Crowds in the background also hold high their weapons.
In very good condition, text in Chinese lower margin and middle section, 71.1 x 51.2cm. Lower margin a slogan reads "Everyone one is a soldier". The slogan first used by Mao Zedong in late 1950s to make sure China was in readiness for any anti-aggression war and to raise defence awareness among the civilians.

Text on left section reads "Stand in combat readiness./Be prepared against war; be prepared against natural disasters; and do everything for the people."

On August 23rd 1965 during the meetings for organising The Third Plan of Five-year Plans of China (1966-1970), Premier Zhou Enlai concluded the important ideas raised by Mao Zedong to three crucial points, "Be prepared against war; be prepared against natural disasters; and do everything for the people". The slogan was regarded as one of the most frequent quoted slogans during the Cultural Revolution.

Text on right section reads "Down with American Imperialism./Down with Soviet Revisionism." (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160160).

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