The people's hearts are very happy

Renxin dakai
The people's hearts are very happy
1978, November
Shandong renmin chubanshe (山东人民出版社)
53.5x76.5 cm.

The children are looking at a statuette of a scene from the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West, Monkey beating the White Bone Demon. Suddenly appearing often on posters from 1977-1978, this scene may be assumed to refer to the downfall of Mao's wife/widow Jiang Qing and her Gang of Four. The scene takes place at the Summer Palace in Beijing (Yihe yuan, 北京颐和园).

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