Little Yu Gong's on the fields of Dazhai

Dazhai tianshang xiao Yu Gong
大寨田上小愚公
Little Yu Gong's on the fields of Dazhai
1977, May
Shanghai renmin chubanshe (上海人民出版社)
53x77 cm.
BG E13/332

The mythical Yu Gong, the 'foolish old man who moved mountains', symbolizes perseverance and willpower. In Yan'an, in 1945, Mao Zedong retold this parable, "The Foolish Old Man Who Removed the Mountains", re-interpreting it as a call for collective action. It became known as one of the "Three Constantly Read Articles".

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