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The people's hearts are very happy

The people's hearts are very happy
Designer: Yantai Light Industry Academy collective work (烟台轻工业学校供稿), Liu Qingxiao (刘庆孝), Lu Sunli (鹿孙里)
1978, November
The people's hearts are very happy
Renxin dakai (人心大快)
Publisher: Shandong renmin chubanshe (山东人民出版社)
Size: 53.5x76.5 cm.
Call number: PC-1978-007 (Private collection)

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. In the background is the Summer Palace in Beijing (Yihe yuan, 北京颐和园).
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Gang of Four
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