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Awake in the middle of the night, Lead people to victory, Let's do another test, Study hard, make progress every day

Awake in the middle of the night

17.
Designer: Liu Zhigui (刘知贵)
1974, December
Awake in the middle of the night
Shenye bu mian (深夜不眠)
Publisher: Shanghai renmin chubanshe (上海人民人民出版社), print no. 8171.1138
Call number: BG E13/814 (Landsberger collection)

Lead people to victory

18.
Designer: Geng Yuemin (耿跃民)
1975, June
Lead people to victory
Yin ren ru sheng (引人入胜)
Publisher: Jilin renmin chubanshe (吉林人民出版社), 2nd edition, print no. 8091.658
Call number: BG E13/341 (Landsberger collection)

Let's do another test

19.
Designer: Wang Baogui (王宝贵)
1978, September
Let's do another test (Yangliuqing New Year print)
Zai kao yici (Yangliuqing nianhua) (再考一次)
Publisher: Tianjin Yangliuqing huadian (天津杨柳青画店), print no. 8174.102
Call number: BG E13/321 (Landsberger collection)

Study hard, make progress every day

20.
Designer: Qian Yunxuan (钱运选)
1978, September
Study hard, make progress every day
Haohao xuexi, tiantian xiangshang (好好学习天天向上)
Publisher: Tianjin renmin meishu chubanshe (天津人民美术出版社), 2nd edition, print no. 8073.20354
Call number: BG E13/320 (Landsberger collection)

As the 1970s progressed, books increasingly were used to acquire differing types of information, although the orthodoxy of the written word remained. Political study during the night used to be popular and gave people the opportunity to earn praise and certificates, as in No. 17. This gave way to children reading cartoons and illustrated booklets about martyrs for the Communist cause. This in turn gave way to books that merely contained depoliticisized or book knowledge.



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