Chinese Papercut Poster Collection

Title

Chinese Papercut Poster Collection

Description

This set of papercuts reflects the history of the Chinese revolution from the founding of the Chinese Communist Party to the establishment of People's Republic of China. This set includes the most representative events in all stages of the revolution and creating a microcosm of the history of the Chinese people seeking liberation. Among these historical events, the majority of them were also displayed in the film “The East Is Red” which is a “song and dance epic” filmed in 1965 for celebrating the 15th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Creator

Qi Fu

Collection Items

东方红
东方红剪纸, Dōngfānghóng jiǎnzhǐ, East is Red Papercut

This is the title piece of the set, indicating the name of the producer. The name of the producer reads: The East Is Red Arts and Crafts Factory, 东方红工艺厂, Dōngfānghóng gōngyìchǎng. The set of paper…

东方红
东方红剪纸, Dōngfānghóng jiǎnzhǐ, East is Red Papercut

This is the title piece of the set, indicating the name of the producer. The name of the producer reads: The East Is Red Arts and Crafts Factory, 东方红工艺厂, Dōngfānghóng gōngyìchǎng. The set of paper…

苦难的年代
This poster depicts the suffering time of Chinese people in the first two decades of the twentieth century under imperialism, feudalism and bureaucracy.

东方的曙光
Spread of Marxism-Leninism in China stemming from the October revolution in Russia laid ideological foundation for the establishment of the Communist Party of China. The First National Congress of the Communist Party of China was held in Shanghai in…

秋收起义
Mao Zedong’s Autumn Harvest Uprising took place in September 1927 and failed due to poor organization.

This copy is facsimile of original papercut. Bottom left corner has English title "AUTUMN HARVEST UPRISING" and "PHOENIX EDITIONS P.O. BOX 5005…

就义歌
It was a poem written by a communist, Xia Minghan, as his last words when he was put to death by the Chinese Nationalist Party government in 1928. The poem indicates his resolute belief of communism and warmly support to revolutionaries. The poem was…

井冈山会师
Mao Zedong and his troops, who had participated in the Autumn Harvest Uprising, reached Jinggang Mountains in October 1927, and established a guerrilla base. In April 1928, Zhu De and his Nanchang Uprising troop reached Jianggang Mountains and joined…

遵义会议的光芒
In the case of failure of the fifth encirclement campaign and hardship of early period of the Long March, Mao Zedong regained military command from Bo Gu and Otto Braun after the Zunyi conference which took place in January 1935. The Communist Party…

过雪山
"Across snow mountains" is one of the landmark events during the Long March undertaken by the Red Army of the Communist Party of China from October 1934 to October 1935 to escape from the fifth encirclement campaign by Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese…

情深谊长
The poster recounts the deep friendship between the Red Army and ethnic minorities when the First Front Army passed the Yi (an ethnic minority) residential area during the Long March in May 1935.
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