北京.[Beijing]. 地图出版社.[Di tu chu ban she]. 1968. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Stock ID #169780
Two Chinese Cultural Revolution maps printed doubled sided on a single sheet, folded, scale 1: 4,500,000, inset maps (Corsica and France), legend showing railway lines, national and provincial territorial boundaries (Map of France). Mao's quotation accompanied by a head and shoulder image of the Chairman upper section both sides. Few small closed tears at edges and folds neatly repaired with archival tape, some very light browning along folds and edges, good copy. Text in Chinese. Sheet measures 38.4 x 26.5cm. The May Uprising in France 1968 was a students/workers movement which led to massive strikes across the nation and paralysed the government. The Communist Party of China were quick to draw a parallel between the French protests and the Chinese Cultural Revolution, using the protests to promote the idea that capitalism, imperialism and colonialism would soon be defeated across the world.
The quotation by Mao printed above the detailed Map of France reads 可以肯定，殖民主义、帝国主义和一切剥削制度的彻底奔溃，世界上一切被压迫人民、被压迫民族的彻底翻身，已经为期不远了. "It can be said with certainty that the complete collapse of colonialism, imperialism, and all systems of exploitation, and the complete emancipation of all the oppressed peoples and nations of the world are not far off". This quotation was selected from the “Statement by Comrade Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, in Support of the Afro-American Struggle Against Violent Repression” (April 16, 1968).
Printed on the reverse above "A Sketch Mao of Events on May 1968" there is another quote from Chairman Mao which reads 欧洲、北美和大洋洲的无产阶级和劳动人民，正处在新的觉醒之中。美帝国主义和其他一切害人虫已经准备好了自己的掘墓人，他们被埋葬的日子不会太长久了。This quotation translates as "The proletariat and working people of Europe, North America and Oceania are experiencing a new awakening. The U.S. Imperialists and all other such vermin, have already created their own grave-diggers; the day of their burial is not far off." This quotation was selected from the "Comrade Mao Tse-tung’s Message of Greetings To the Fifth Congress of the Albanian Party of Labour" (October 25, 1966).
The pictorial legend includes 4 items: Striking workers and students not attending school and three categories of transportation - railway lines, harbours and airports all of which were stopped.
Block of text upper right section gives the background information of the May Uprising for the Chinese audience. It claims more than 10 million workers participated in the campaign and more than half of the Industrial and Mining Enterprises were in the hands of strikers. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 169780).
Price: $350.00 AU