MAO ZEDONG HUA ZHUAN. (Mao Zedong: An Album). Beijing, 2003. 487 pp. Over 1800 b/w photographs. 2 vols. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
Published to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong, this is a large two-volume photographic work portraying and describing chronologically the life, struggles and work of Mao from his childhood in Shaoshan through the Yan'an period, the Second World War and the subsequent fight with the Nationalists to the achievement of power in 1949 and onwards through the 1950s,'60s and '70s. The Cultural Revolution is touched on briefly and the work ends with the death of the Chairman, depicting the grief of the Chinese people and the funeral ceremonies and parades. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, many never published before. A fine visual reference that traces one of the prime influences of Chinese history in the 20th century and which plays to the Mao cult now prevalent in China. Text in Chinese. Went rapidly out-of-print due to the ongoing interest and adulation of the Chairman in China.
Subjects: Photography Mao Zedong
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 455 in printed List 195.
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