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Original Cultural Revolution Poster - Boy Dong Zi
This Cultural Revolution poster was a calendar from 1976. In this poster, it depicts a few "young pioneers" dressed in army clothing. Young Pioneers were invented during Cultural Revolution to brainwash young children who are under 16. The status is considered an elite group of students who would then grow to become red guards, and then become communist party members. The form of fellowship has not been removed to this date in China, despite the fact that few students would want to grow up to become a communist, and instead more are dreaming to become the next rock and roll star. The right hand side poster depicts a young smiling kid known as "Pang Dong Zi". Pang Dong Zi was a movie character; he was a brave young kid who fought the Japanese invaders during World War II. At the end of the movie he was killed by a vicious landowner who sold himself to the Japanese. This was a typical class struggle theme found in most of Chinese propaganda movies and plays. In the background of the poster, there is a kid holding book reading up on Lei Feng, a national PLA hero during Cultural Revolution The poster is measured 21" by 17". The painting was contributed by Da Lian Electric Company, and published by Beijing #2 Publishing Company. The poster was published in October 1975. 500,000 copies were distributed country wide. and the price of the poster at the time was 7 Chinese cents.


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