过雪山

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Title

过雪山
Guò xuě shān
Across Snow Mountains

Description

"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 Nationalist Party. The Chinese Nationalist Party pursued the Red Army across southern China going west and following them north. Under Chiang’s pursuit, harsh conditions and limited food supply, the Red Army climbed eighteen high elevation (over 4000 metres) mountains, of which included five snow-covered mountains.

(See: “The Long March (1934-1936).” The Commune System (1950s) | Asia for Educators | Columbia University, afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/china_1900_mao_march.htm.)

Creator

The East Is Red Arts and Crafts Factory, Foshan, Guangdong

Date

September 1933 to summer of 1934

Format

77.9 x 37.4 (papercut)
88 x 61.1 (poster)

Language

Chinese

Identifier

7

Original Format

Papercut poster

Physical Dimensions

88 x 61.1

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