Crossing the 10,000 li Yangzi River

Wanli Changjiang hengdu
Crossing the 10,000 li Yangzi River
1976, June
Renmin tiyu chubanshe (人民体育出版社), Beijing
76x106.5 cm.
BG E13/855

Commemoration of Mao’s famous swim in the Yangzi river near the Yangzi River Bridge in Wuhan, July 1966. It is a demonstration of his strength, just before he unleashes the Cultural Revolution.
The Mao portrait is a large version of the 1969 poster/photograph by Qian Sijie (錢嗣傑).

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