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"Bomb the  Commander Office" Block print

"Bomb the Commander Office" Block print

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This unusual block print from Cultural Revolution era depicts the famous scene known "Bomb the Commander Office", "My first big letter post" written in 1968 by Mao. The essay pointed all arrows to the then Chinese chairman Liu Shao Qi, who Mao disliked and subsequently gotten rid of. Liu died during Cultural Revolution after a series of struggle sessions and his family was humiliated. Historically speaking, the "Bomb the Commander Office" ignited the infamous Cultural Revolution and the essay was analyzed by historians in understanding Mao's motive, which was to take control of Central Government and get rid of any opposition forces. Liu Shao Qi was the one who criticized Mao for the 1950's Great Leap Forward and the Famine that caused millions of people's death. Size: 27" L by 19.25" W.