JIZHONG YOUJILIN NONGYAO ANQUAN SHIYONG GUATU. (Posters Concerning the Safe Use of Organic Phosphate Pesticides). Tianjin, 1965. 10 posters each with a number of colour illustrations. 10 vols. 76x52 cm. Paper.
A very rare set of folded Chinese posters dating from the early/mid 1960s on a subject of much importance at the time in the Chinese countryside - the safe use of organic phosphate pesticides which had been recently introduced into Chinese agriculture. Following their introduction, there was a plethora of incidents of peasants being poisoned by these dangerous substances and this was the Chinese government's attempt to solve the problem. The posters being folded indicate that they were meant to be used in a classroom or village meeting setting by an official to educate the populace of villages. Also, the predominantly pictorial content of the posters in order to get the safety messages across reflects the low level of literacy in rural China at the time.
Titles of posters as follows:
1. Jizhong Changyong de Youjilin Shachongji - Several Frequently-Used Organic Phosphate Pesticides
2. Youjilin Shachongji de Zuoyong Fangshi - The Use of Organic Phosphate Pesticides.
3. Youjilin Nongyao Zenyang Yinqi Renchu Zhongdu - How Can People and Animals be Poisoned by Organic Phosphate Pesticides?
4. Anquan Shiyong Youjilin Nongyao - The Safe Use of Organic Phosphate Pesticides.
5. Youjilin Nongyao Zhongdu de Zhenduan he Zhiliao - The Diagnosis and Treatment of Organic Phosphate Pesticide Poisoning.
6. 1605 Ruji Shachong de Duixiang he Shiyong Fangfa - The Target Pests and the Use of Organic Phosphate Pesticide No. 1605.
7. Leguo he 1059 de Fangzhi Duixiang he Shiyong Fangfa - The Use of Organic Phosphate Pesticides Leguo and 1059.
8. 3911 Ruji de Shiyong Fangfa - The Use of Organic Phosphate Pesticide No. 3911.
9. Dibaichong de Shiyong Fangfa - The Use of Organic Phosphate Pesticide 'Dibaichong'.
10. Didiwei Ruji de Shiyong Fanwei he Shiyong Fangfa - The Scope and Use of DDT.
The posters in fine condition. All text in Chinese. A rare survival and the first time we have ever seen such material.
Available, as of: 09/09/2018
Was item 466 in printed List 193.
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