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Propaganda Poster - the female tractor driver in China
A familiar image to some during the 1960s for Chinese is the first woman who drove the tractor. Millions of images featuring a first female tractor, named Liang Jun in the fifties. According to Chinese documents, Liang Jun was born in 1931 into a poverty-stricken peasant family, Liang was sent to live and work in a nearby landlord's family as a child bride when she was 12. She was first of the many women trained in heavy machineries. Since then the female tractor image was used frequently symbolizing the socialist life and reemphasizing of the slogan of “woman can hold up half of the sky”. It shows that women can be just as strong and skillful as men. Titled “Wide world, exercise red heart”, this was a slogan used to show people’s loyalty to Mao Ze Dong.


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