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Lot 44: Documents of the Rectification, one of 3000

Red China 1921 - 1976

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

October 4, 2012

London, United Kingdom

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  • Documents of the Rectification, one of 3000
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Description: Documents of the Rectification, one of 3000 copies, portrait of Mao in red on first preliminary page, with previous owner's signature 'Huang Yun Jin' written twice and dated January 1, 1945 on the front blank free-endpaper, original dark blue cloth, a little soiled and stained, some rubbing, Eastern China Sowing Publishing House, Shanghai, small 8vo, 1944. ***Containing 29 documents concerning the Rectification Movement, including 6 documents written by Mao and Liu Shaoqi's "How to be a Good Communist". The Yan'an Rectification Movement was the first ideology movement by the Communist party of China. It was initially presented as a positive "rectification" opportunity, eventually transforming into a campaign against intellectuals, which replaced the May Fourth initiative with that of Communist Culture. The end result declared the need for a Communist party through intimidation tactics. The campaign eventually lined up the leadership behind Mao..

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