Lot 2: RED CHINA Instructions 1927 - 1935, six very
October 4, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: RED CHINA Instructions 1927 - 1935, six very ephemeral mimeo-stenciled documents (on 7 very thin paper sheets) detailing various Red Army reports/rules/local regulations: including a (1) "Letter to the Masses for Showing Appreciation to Our Red Army", Hunan, circa 1927; (2) Analysing countryside demographics for expanding the Chinese Communist Party in Hunan; (3) Mobilising people to fight against the Japanese invasion: "The question is no longer whether we should fight but how to win the war. "; (4) Rules for Punishing Evil Landlords, Reactionaries and Anti-Revolutionaries in Hubei; (5) Declaration of the Third Communist International supporting Chinese Railway Workers and their right to protest; (6) Mobilising the Chinese people to follow the Communist Party with Workers and Peasants and the Red Army as the main force to battle the Japanese invaders and the traitor Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek).