Gutian Meeting

Gutian huiyi
古田会议
Gutian Meeting
ca. 1973
Renmin meishu chubanshe (人民美术出版社) Beijing
38.5x53.5 cm.
PC-197a-s-003

The "Gutian Meeting" was the 9th conference of the Fourth Army of the Chinese Workers and Peasants Red Army, held in a school in Gutain, Fujian Province. Here Mao Zedong pushed through a resolution against "ultra-democracy" and established the absolute control of the Communist Party over the Red Army.

Several versions of this image exist. On the large 1972 painting by He Kongde, now in the Military Museum in Beijing, Chen Yi and Zhu De are sitting behind Mao. For this poster version they have been eliminated. Mao is the sole focus of attention.

He Kongde, Gutian Meeting, 1972

 

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