Study the spirit of Daqing

Xue Daqing jingshen
Study the spirit of Daqing
1965, June
Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
77x50.5 cm.
BG E13/950

The Daqing oilfield, in the cold north-east of China, became the national example for industrial development. Workers obtained a high production rate, inspired by Mao Zedong Thought (see the book in the coat pocket). "Iron Man" Wang Jinxi, the drill operator pictured here, became a model in his own right.

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