Herdspeople love to read books by Lenin and Marx

Mumin aidu Ma Lie shu
牧民爱读马列书
Shao Hua; Shao Qinglin - Herdspeople love to read books by Lenin and Marx
1976, June
Renmin meishu chubanshe (人民美术出版社)
77x54 cm.
BG E15/199

State bookshop in the North of China, where Mongolians and other 'minority peoples' live. The young woman on the right carries rolls of posters in her bag.

The successive campaigns to combat illiteracy were propagated to have been a success, to the extent that even the members of the proletariat had become skilful Marxist-Leninist theoreticians. The slogan in the background - in Chinese and Mongolian - reads "Read and study conscientiously and get a good grasp of Marxism".

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