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Wei Yang - Crossing the 10.000 li Yangzi River
Designer: Wei Yang (魏扬)
1976
Crossing the 10.000 li Yangzi River
Wanli Changjiang hengdu (万里长江横渡)
Publisher: Renmin tiyu chubanshe (人民美术出版社)
Size: 76x106.5 cm.
Call number: BG E13/855 (Landsberger collection)

Commemoration of Mao's famous swim in the Yangzi river near Wuhan, June 1966. It is a demonstration of his strength, just before he unleashes the Cultural Revolution.
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See also:
Chairman Mao swims across the Yangzi


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