With you in charge, I'm at ease

Ni ban shi, wo fang xin
你办事我放心
With you in charge, I'm at ease
1977, April
Shanghai renmin chubanshe (上海人民出版社)
53x77 cm.
BG E15/121

Mao and Hua Guofeng in Mao's office-cum-library, with Mao handing over his 'testament' - three notes that Mao had written in late April 1976, the most famous one being "With you in charge, I'm at ease". This scene was replayed endlessly - but with minor variations - in propaganda posters. This moreover gave the people the opportunity to see that Mao's reading matter had not been limited to the narrow scope of publications that the masses had to make do with.

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