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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Red China 1921 - 1976
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Red China 1921 - 1976

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


287 lots with images

October 4, 2012

Live Auction

Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Research on Physical

Lot 1: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Research on Physical

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Research on Physical Education, article published in New Youth, Volume III: issue 2, comprising Mao's earliest appearance in print, written under the pseudonym 'Pupil of Twenty-eight Strokes' (Chinese characters use 28 strokes in writing his name calligraphically), rebound without individual wrappers, a few library stamps, pages browned, comprising vol. III: issues 1-6, March 1st, Qunyi Bookstore, Shanghai, 1917. New Youth magazine was started in 1915 by Chen DuXiu, one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party (1921). It was an influential journal spreading communist thought throughout China under the banner of the New Culture Movement. ***Extremely rare. Mao introduces the importance of individual self-motivation which became the key to understanding his long-term objectives throughout his later career..

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RED CHINA Instructions 1927 - 1935, six very

Lot 2: RED CHINA Instructions 1927 - 1935, six very

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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).

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Red Flag of Huangma Uprising and Memorial Medal, A

Lot 3: Red Flag of Huangma Uprising and Memorial Medal, A

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Description: Red Flag of Huangma Uprising and Memorial Medal, A commemorative presentation mounting on board of a red fabric flag, 457 x 584 mm, including a photo of the aftermath, and with a medal honouring the Dongjiang Riot, diameter 40 mm, matted and framed, some tears to backing margins, 1927. The medal states: 'Medal Commemorating Dongjiang Riot 1927'. ***Note on the flag: 'From November 1927 to November 1929, Comrades Wu Guangjie, Pan Zhongru and Dai Kejie led the peasants uprising in Hubei province Huangan and Macheng, comrade Zhou Weiyan, Qi Dewei, Xu Qixu, Jiang Jingtang led the peasants uprising in Henan province Gaocheng, Anhui Province Liuan and Huodi, they founded the Red Army and Revolutionary government, later developed into Eyuwan Revolution Base. This flag was used during Huangma Uprising at Huangan County, Qiliping village.'..

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Three Democracy Monthly Pictorial, two very rare

Lot 4: Three Democracy Monthly Pictorial, two very rare

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Description: Three Democracy Monthly Pictorial, two very rare early broadsheet posters published by the Nationalists, with propaganda cartoons, each 375 x 533 mm, one with soiling, tears and repaired at centre folds, Propaganda Office of the Political Department, the 38th Regiment of the Nationalist Revolutionary Army, 1928.

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Two Armies Battling at Nan Kou, woodcut printed in

Lot 5: Two Armies Battling at Nan Kou, woodcut printed in

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Description: Two Armies Battling at Nan Kou, woodcut printed in colours, depicting the battle of Nan Kou near Peking between the Nationalist Army and northern warlords during the civil war period in 1926, 543 x 775 mm, a few creases and edge tears repaired, with the stamp of 'Hebei People's Publishing House Reference Library' bottom right, Hebei, 1930. ***This war was significant because of the Nationalists' eventual unification of China..

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Two Portraits of Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek),

Lot 6: Two Portraits of Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek),

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Description: Two Portraits of Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek), portraits of the young and older General, 768 x 530 mm, some browning and spotting at edges, Shanghai Zhengxing Pictorial Company, Shanghai, c.1930. (2)

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The Age of Conflict, illustrated book with

Lot 7: The Age of Conflict, illustrated book with

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Description: The Age of Conflict, illustrated book with cartoons and photographs on the inevitability of modern warfare, comparing the overall military and naval might and the military spending among major powers, showcasing some modern weaponry, predicting the threat of another world war, lamenting the impotence of peace talks etc., original pictorial wrappers, soiled and rubbed, spine chipped, Times Publishing House, Shanghai, 1932.

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Manchukuo, broadside with Puyi Chop for

Lot 8: Manchukuo, broadside with Puyi Chop for

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Description: Manchukuo, broadside with Puyi Chop for establishing citizenship in the Japanese-occupied region, 394 x 546 mm, slightly creased and folded, 1932; together with: Young Manchukuo in pictures, photo book on the sights and development during the first six years of Japanese-occupied Manchukuo, published and printed in Manchukuo; and 7 other items, 1932-1938 (9)

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The Revolutionary Soldiers' Pictorial Magazine,

Lot 9: The Revolutionary Soldiers' Pictorial Magazine,

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Description: The Revolutionary Soldiers' Pictorial Magazine, rare early periodical covering the Japanese invasion of the north eastern part of China (Manchuria) illustrated with political cartoons and photographs, including a chart showing territory and military power with comparisons between Japan, Britain, France and Germany etc., with the prediction of the outbreak of World War II, 20pp, original printed pictorial wrappers, spine stapled (soiled), 4to, Political Training Department of the Military Committee of the Republic of China, Nanjing, September 1932.

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Communist Currency, Cloth and Paper, rare early

Lot 10: Communist Currency, Cloth and Paper, rare early

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Description: Communist Currency, Cloth and Paper, rare early textile currency issued by the ChuanShan Province Soviet China, on top: 'The Proletarian Class of the World Unite!'; stamped: 'The Finance and Budget Department of ChuanShan Province, Soviet Republic of China, Only for use and exchange in the market, Any duplication of workers and farmers currency is Forbidden'; on verso: the number 3 in the center for "3 Chuan" denomination, with words 'Develop Economy, Increase Production'; and 5 substitute tickets for paper currency issued by the Red Defence Army of Soviet China, 1930. ***The capital of the ChuanShan Province of Soviet China was set in TongJiang county, Sichuan Province in February 1933. The province included 5 counties and one city, and had a population of over one million. The capital oversaw local land reform, condemned landlords, organised militia, and issued local currency etc..

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Group of Three Pamphlets, comprising:

Lot 11: Group of Three Pamphlets, comprising:

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Description: Group of Three Pamphlets, comprising: Liau-Han-Sin, the Unequal Treaties and The Chinese Revolution, portrait frontispiece of Sun Yat Sen, 35 [1] pp., original pictorial wrappers, lightly creased, some soiling, The Kuo-Min-Tang Delegation, Berlin, 1927 § Seng Sin Fu: China: A Survey of the Historical & Economic Forces behind the Nationalist Revolution, 104 pp., original printed wrappers, stained, Communist Party of Great Britain, 1927 § Mao Tse-Tung. Red China, Being the report on the progress and achievements of the Chinese Soviet Republic. Delivered by the President at the Second Chinese National Soviet Congress, Juikin, Kiangsi, January 22, 1934, 34pp. + [1] advertisement, original printed red wrappers, discoloration, 1934, 8vo (3)

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Love the Railroad, poster showing a girl holding a

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Description: Love the Railroad, poster showing a girl holding a Manchukuo flag 'Wang Dao Railroad', and a boy holding a flag 'One Loves the Railroad, Everybody Benefits', and on pole to the left 'Protect the Railway Village Boundary Mark', 533 x 765 mm, backed, vertical tear repaired, The Railroad General Company; FengTian Province GongShu Printing Factory, c.1935.

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Rules for the New Life Movement, set of four

Lot 13: Rules for the New Life Movement, set of four

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Description: Rules for the New Life Movement, set of four scrolls (metal borders to top and bottom) printed in black and red on mottled orange background, including guidelines and instructions for work, education, living, entertainment, transportation, etc., each 762 x 267 mm, minor creases, metal staining, c.1935. ***The New Life Movement was initiated by Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek) in 1934 and continued throughout the second Sino-Japanese War (also known as 'the War of Resistance Against Japan'), 1937-1945. He believed that revolution should be carried out in every field of life; to save and strengthen the nation, China must modernise the individual's way of life whilst maintaining the country's traditional values..

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Illustrated Analysis of Eastern Asia Crisis, pink

Lot 14: Illustrated Analysis of Eastern Asia Crisis, pink

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Description: Illustrated Analysis of Eastern Asia Crisis, pink area is under Chinese Communist control, grey part is under the control of Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalists, green part is under Zhi's clique of warlords, light yellow part is Manchuria, dark yellow is under Japanese control; with photograph portraits of young Mao, Zhu De, Chiang Kai-shek and local warlords, 537 x 775 mm, Tokyo Daily News Publishing House, October 10, 1936 and Tokyo Factory of Jingbang Printing Company, October 5, 1936. ***Very rare..

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Caricature of Japanese Imperialism, propaganda

Lot 15: Caricature of Japanese Imperialism, propaganda

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Description: Caricature of Japanese Imperialism, propaganda broadsheet with caricature of "Japanese imperialism", mimeograph-printed in black on thin salmon-coloured paper, 356 x 279 mm, folded horizontally in the middle, some creases, lightly soiled, minor tears in margins, included in The People's Revolutionary Pictorial, issue 68, 1936.

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Significant Domestic Events, panoramic woodcut,

Lot 16: Significant Domestic Events, panoramic woodcut,

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Description: Significant Domestic Events, panoramic woodcut, titled in upper right corner, depicting major domestic upsets in China from the early 1920s to 1936 in a continuous freize, the Nationalists and Communists together fighting against the Japanese and protesters holding slogans like 'Protect the Integrity of our National Territory', 108 x 993 mm, creased where folded, minor repairs, 1936.

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The Theory that We Must Succeed in the War against

Lot 17: The Theory that We Must Succeed in the War against

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Description: The Theory that We Must Succeed in the War against the Japanese, original printed wrappers sewn as issued, first few leaves with tears and loss affecting blank upper margins, 12mo, War of Resistance Publishing House, Shanghai, 1937. ***Scarce pamphlet which includes some articles of Chairman Mao on the War of Resistance against the Japanese: 'On the Coalition Government', 'On the Success of Winning the War of Resistance Against the Japanese' and 'On the War between China and Japan';.

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The Youth's Echo, illustrated with 98 photographic

Lot 18: The Youth's Echo, illustrated with 98 photographic

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Description: The Youth's Echo, illustrated with 98 photographic illustrations (including 15 plates), 8 cartoons and a double-page map in front, 59 [1]pp + 30pp (plates), original printed grey paper wrappers, bottom edges a bit worn, front stamped with library accession 'Apr-4-1938', tall 8vo, The Chinese Youth Association of International Relations, vol. I, no. 1., Shanghai , 1937. ***First issue of a magazine whose aim was to exchange opinions and strengthen friendship with foreign students; it provides a detailed study of the Sino-Japanese conflict..

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Eleven textbooks for Elementary School, edited by

Lot 19: Eleven textbooks for Elementary School, edited by

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Description: Eleven textbooks for Elementary School, edited by the Educational Bureau of the JinJiLuYu Border area and produced for the primary schools and illiterate farmers in the liberated region, with subjects including Arithmetic, Chinese Grammar, Geography, Natural Science and General Knowledge, illustrations, printed pictorial wrappers, some wear, 12mo, 1937-1944.

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Mao Zedong Autobiography,

Lot 20: Mao Zedong Autobiography, "Boyhood of a Chinese

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Description: Mao Zedong Autobiography, "Boyhood of a Chinese Red", "Schooling of a Chinese Red", "How the Red Army Began", "The Red Army in Action", edited by Edgar Snow, each illustrated with photographs, twelve issues with their original pictorial front covers, 888pp including advertisements; rear covers lacking, small discrete ink library stamps, bound together in gilt-stamped black leather-backed boards for the Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Carnegie Free Library, as published in the magazine Asia, volume XXXVII, 1937. ***Rare and important magazine dealing with Asian current events, this containing the first printing of Mao's autobiography, afterwards incorporated into Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China, 1937..

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Picture of the Eighth Route Army's Courageous

Lot 21: Picture of the Eighth Route Army's Courageous

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Description: Picture of the Eighth Route Army's Courageous Battles In Shanxi Province, panoramic poster showing the 8th Route Army fighting the Japanese, on flags behind the two officers at lower right: 'Commander-in-chief of the Nationalist Revolutionary Eighth Route Army', and 'Pend Dehuai, Vice Commander-in-chief of the Nationalist Revolutionary Eighth Route Army', 533 x 775 mm, pin holes at corners, 1937. ***The Eighth Route Army comprised what eventually became the People's Liberation Army, which at this time was still under the command of the Nationalists..

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Commander-in-chief Zhu De, rare portrait print of

Lot 22: Commander-in-chief Zhu De, rare portrait print of

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Description: Commander-in-chief Zhu De, rare portrait print of Chairman Mao's second-in-command, in black ink accented with red and blue colours on thin paper, creased and a bit soiled at foot, 635 x 368 mm, framed, ZhangGao Art Commune of ZhangNan county, HeBei province, 1937.

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Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek) Booklet on

Lot 23: Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek) Booklet on

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Description: Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek) Booklet on Anti-Japanese War, containing a collection of Chiang's articles and instructions to mobilise the Nationalist Party members and the people to fight against the Japanese invasion, including: 'President's Instruction', 'Instructions for Soldiers', ' Party Member Rules', 'Save the Country', 'Save the People', 'Emphasise Discipline', etc., 4 [vii] 94pp., original printed maroon wrappers, soiled, spine chipped, 12mo, 1937.

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Soapstone Sculpture Group The Red Army Soldiers

Lot 24: Soapstone Sculpture Group The Red Army Soldiers

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Description: Soapstone Sculpture Group The Red Army Soldiers and their Supporting Militia and Peasants, hand-carved commemorative cream soapstone sculpture group of Red Army soldiers ambushing the enemy (Japanese), the whole on shaped green marble raised base, 190 x 324 x 140 mm, 1937-1944. ***This sculpture depicts the people's support for the army and illustrates how the whole country was mobilised to fight against the Japanese invaders..

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Early Mao Badge, on the front is a relief

Lot 25: Early Mao Badge, on the front is a relief

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Description: Early Mao Badge, on the front is a relief 'Portrait of Chairman Mao'; on the back 'Chairman Mao, Made by Ping Shun Xia Village, Promote Production' with the five-pointed star emblem with hammer and sickle of the Red Army; diameter 30 mm, some rubbing and surface wear, with u-shaped loop on top, c.1938-1947. ***Rare early Chairman Mao badge, hand-made by soldiers in the liberated region allegedly using the metal from discarded toothpaste tubes;.

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Collection of Drawings on Anti-Japanese War, [ii]

Lot 26: Collection of Drawings on Anti-Japanese War, [ii]

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Description: Collection of Drawings on Anti-Japanese War, [ii] 2, 74p., original pictorial wrappers, spine stapled, rusted, spine edges stained, 8vo, Li Shui, ZheJiang Province, 1939. ***Collection of artworks on the subject of the Anti-Japanese War including cartoons, paintings and woodblock prints, cover and logo designs, portraits of Mao, Zhu De, Stalin, Hitler, Chamberlain and Roosevelt..

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Ocampo (Isidro) El Fascismo, lithographic poster

Lot 27: Ocampo (Isidro) El Fascismo, lithographic poster

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Description: Ocampo (Isidro) El Fascismo, lithographic poster for Conferencia. El fascismo japones. Orador: Daniel Cosio Villegas. Friday, 9 June 1939. Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico, 464 x 673 mm, 1939. Reference: Helga Prignitz: El Taller de Grafica Popular en Mexico 1937-1977, see p.311; Dawn Ades and Alison McClean: Revolution on Paper. Mexican Prints 1910-1960, p.150, illus. ***Advertising a seminar on Fascism, specifically Japanese Fascism, organized by Liga Pro Cultura Alemana en Mexico (League for German Culture in Mexico)..

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Pro-Japanese Board Game, Propaganda magazine, New

Lot 28: Pro-Japanese Board Game, Propaganda magazine, New

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Description: Pro-Japanese Board Game, Propaganda magazine, New Year issue, for housewives printed in Japan for distribution in Manchuria, with a board game on one side depicting the major victories of the Japanese Army in China and women's supporting roles in the war, 632 x 895 mm, lightly soiled and creased, tears and repairs, Friends of Housewives Publishing House, 1939.

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Protect World Peace, colour print of playing

Lot 29: Protect World Peace, colour print of playing

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Description: Protect World Peace, colour print of playing children on parade, written on the flag 'Liberate all of China', 'We Must Unite and Protect World Peace', 381 x 524 mm, stained, Globe He Ji Pictorial Company, Shanghai, 1940.

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Oath, broadsheet poster with portraits of Marx,

Lot 30: Oath, broadsheet poster with portraits of Marx,

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Description: Oath, broadsheet poster with portraits of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao, flanked by two flags of the Chinese Soviet Republic, with the Eight Oaths printed below which one takes upon joining the Communist Party, 533 x 394 mm, backed, soiled, creased where folded, 1940. ***Scarce. The oaths include: 1 "Strive for the Communist Cause your whole life"; 2 "Put the Party's interest above everything else"; 8 "Never betray the Party under any hardships".

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Li Qun Portrait of Chairman Mao, early woodcut

Lot 31: Li Qun Portrait of Chairman Mao, early woodcut

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Description: Li Qun Portrait of Chairman Mao, early woodcut printed in colours of Chairman Mao, 508 x 368 mm, minor horizontal creases, matted and framed, Printed by Fenyang "Yimin" Bookstore, distributed by the Jin-Sui XinHua Bookstore for the People's Pictorial Publishing House, 1940.

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] On New Democracy, [iii]

Lot 32: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] On New Democracy, [iii]

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] On New Democracy, [iii] 56 [1]pp., original pictorial wrappers with woodcut portrait of Mao to upper cover, sewn with paper twine, Northern China branch of the XinHua Daily Newspaper, Beijing, 12mo, 1940. ***This is a speech made by Mao at the first Representative Convention of the Cultural Association in the ShanGanNing district in 1940. It elaborated on Mao's theory of leading the democratic revolution by the proletarian class in a half-feudal, half-colonial country. Mao believed that there should be a transition phase of new democracy before the eventual realisation of socialism..

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Anderson (Carl) How to Draw Cartoons Successfully,

Lot 33: Anderson (Carl) How to Draw Cartoons Successfully,

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Description: Anderson (Carl) How to Draw Cartoons Successfully, translated by Xu Binglu, [ii] 109 pp., printed wrappers, soiled, torn, printed and published by Commercial Press Printing Factory, Shanghai, 12mo, 1940. ***An important teaching manual on the basic technique on how to draw cartoons. Carl Anderson is best known for creating the cartoon "Henry" (illustrated in this work), its western version previously published in New York in 1936..

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East-West Graphic, 6 issues (Vol. 3, Nos. 11-14,

Lot 34: East-West Graphic, 6 issues (Vol. 3, Nos. 11-14,

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Description: East-West Graphic, 6 issues (Vol. 3, Nos. 11-14, 17 and 18), Chinese and English text containing pro-Tripartite Alliance (Germany, Italy and Japan) and pro-Japanese articles illustrated with photographs, original pictorial wrappers, first issue with first two leaves detached, chipped at margin, other issues worn, East-West Graphic Editorial Office, 8vo, October 1940 - January 1941. ***Rare Japanese occupation propaganda magazines showing the peaceful life and cooperation between the Chinese and Japanese under the Japanese flag, Including reports on the current progress of the war and focusing on the celebration of the 2,600th anniversary of the Japanese Empire..

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Europe in Cartoons & Asia in Cartoons, two very

Lot 35: Europe in Cartoons & Asia in Cartoons, two very

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Description: Europe in Cartoons & Asia in Cartoons, two very rare early cartoon collections, mostly pirated cartoons by western artists from newspapers and magazines, one with the library stamp of the Cheng Bi Three Democracy Tobacco Company, [4]64 - [1]45pp, printed on one side only, original printed wrappers, soiled, stained, edge tears, printed by Huang Xiao and ChongQing, Sichuan Province, small 8vo, 1940.

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One Year Anniversary of the Japan, Manchuria and

Lot 36: One Year Anniversary of the Japan, Manchuria and

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Description: One Year Anniversary of the Japan, Manchuria and China Alliance, poster with caption at foot 'The first step for the New Order of East Asia', 30-3/8 x 20-3/4 inches (772 x 527 mm), repairs, 1941. ***Poster commemorating The Japanese, Manchurian and Chinese Joint Declaration signed on November 30th, 1940, recognising each other's sovereignty and territory, developing friendship and cooperation on economic development..

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Collection of New Cartoons, [vi] 100 pp., original

Lot 37: Collection of New Cartoons, [vi] 100 pp., original

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Description: Collection of New Cartoons, [vi] 100 pp., original pictorial wrappers bound in protective outer paper wrappers with decorative paper spine, soiled, defective, a few margins wormed, painted by Kui Tang, Cultural Service Department of Xin Xin newspaper of ChengDu, SiChuan Province, 4to, 1942. ***Collection of political cartoons dealing with the Japanese invasion of Asian countries, America's tolerant attitude before the Pacific war broke out, the Upper Class exposing their greed and corrupt lifestyle in high society, the injustice of the legal and political systems, etc..

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The Nationalists Want You!, 11-7/8 x 31-1/4 inches

Lot 38: The Nationalists Want You!, 11-7/8 x 31-1/4 inches

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Description: The Nationalists Want You!, 11-7/8 x 31-1/4 inches (302 x 793 mm), creased where folded, Headquarters of the Hunan Province military administration district (Changsha, Hunan province), 1942. ***Issue no.1 of a series of broadsheets encouraging people to enlist in military service, with the portrait and instructions of the President Chiang Kai Shek.

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Progress in Building the Greater East Asia

Lot 39: Progress in Building the Greater East Asia

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Description: Progress in Building the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, pictorial broadside showing the Japanese occupied territories in Asia, Pacific Islands and Australia in the Eastern Pacific hemisphere, presenting the invading Japanese as liberators of Asian countries from Western occupation, 14-7/8 x 10-1/2 inches (370 x 265mm), minor staining and edge tears, creased where folded, c.1942. ***The text lists the major military events in Asia from the declaration of war against the US and Britain in December 1941, the occupation of Guam, conquest of Hong Kong, taking of Manila, etc..

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Portrait of Chairman Mao, very rare early large

Lot 40: Portrait of Chairman Mao, very rare early large

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Description: Portrait of Chairman Mao, very rare early large woodblock portrait of Chairman Mao designed by Wong Shi Kuo, printed in black, blue and pale flesh-coloured pink on cream ground, captioned in red, 36-1/4 x 25 inches (920 x 635 mm), creased with various edge repairs, framed, Peking University Art Factory, 1942.

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Revolutionary Currency Signed Twice by Comrade

Lot 41: Revolutionary Currency Signed Twice by Comrade

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Description: Revolutionary Currency Signed Twice by Comrade Mao, Bian Bi, denomination of 100 Yuan, a rare currency note issued by the Bank of ShaanGanNing border area, illustrated with the local council assembly hall on one side, verso portraying the pagoda mountain at Yan'an, signed twice by Chairman Mao in Chinese characters and Pinyin, and also signed on the recto by four communist luminaries from this historic period where China battled a revolutionary war against Japanese aggression: Chairman Mao Zedong, Vice-Chairman Zhu De, Huang Hua and Ma Haide, 77 x 171 mm, creased where folded into panels, minor wear, tears at folds and slight loss to upper left margin, 1942. Vice-Chairman Zhu De (1886-1976) commander of the Eighth Route Army (re-designation of the Red Army, which he founded) in a United Front with the Nationalists against the Japanese, afterwards established the People's Liberation Army and was its first Commander-in-Chief; he and Mao had formed a close political relationship by 1928 and Zhu is considered one of the great military tacticians of the twentieth century. Huang Hua (b. 1913) worked as a translator for the Red Army in 1936 in the northern area of Shaanxi Province helping Edgar Snow/Ma Haide (see below). In 1941/42 he served as policy secretary for Zhu De and was China's representative joining the Armistice negotiation to end the Korean War (1953). He followed Zhou Enlai at the Geneva Conference (1954) as counselor and spokesman for China, and afterwards as Chinese ambassador from 1960-1971 serving in Ghana, Egypt, and Canada. He was also part of a 1971 three-member team negotiating with Dr. Henry Kissinger the invitation for President Richard Nixon to visit China the following year. Huang became the first resident delegate of China at the United Nations and its Security Council, and in 1976 he was made Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ma Haide (1913-1988) was born as George Hatem in Buffalo, New York, and received his MD in 1933 from the University of Geneva and the American University in Beirut. That same year he went to Shanghai to begin medical practice but was disillusioned by the corruption he found there. In 1936 he travelled to Yan'an and became Mao's personal physician. The journalist Agnes Smedley supported his application to become the first foreign member of the Chinese Communist Party, and following the formation of the PRC Zhou Enlai helped him become the first foreigner granted citizenship of the new Republic. He devoted his life to eliminating leprosy and many venereal diseases in post- war China for which he received the Lasker Medical Award in 1986. ***This Chinese Communist currency 'bian bi' was circulated between 1941 and1943. The notes were recalled and exchanged for commercial currency on July 1st, 1944 by the newly created Business Bank of this liberated territory and consequently few specimens survive..

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Mao Photo Badges, selection of 18 rectangular

Lot 42: Mao Photo Badges, selection of 18 rectangular

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Description: Mao Photo Badges, selection of 18 rectangular badges (all except Mao with Stalin, which is round) comprising photographic portraits of Mao usually with communist flags of Red China, but including a very rare and early badge of Mao with a Kuomintang flag (during the Sino-Japanese War) and two badges reproducing images of Mao with his Vice-Chairman Zhu De and General Lin Biao, all but one of these metal badges protected by celluloid or plastic covering, 17 with metal pins on verso intact, mostly measuring approximately 19 x 27 mm, (diameter 27 mm), 1943-1948. ***Very little history is known about these pre-liberation photo-badges and they are not documented in the standard Mao badge references due to their often being created in various liberated territories as souvenirs for special assemblies. The earliest examples date back to the late 1930s and were still in use as signs of loyalty up to 1948..

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Battle Scene Prints of the Japanese Navy and Army,

Lot 43: Battle Scene Prints of the Japanese Navy and Army,

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Description: Battle Scene Prints of the Japanese Navy and Army, group of four photo book albums, profusely illustrated with pictures of art and photographs of warfare, sculpture and art, mostly in colour, of the various successes and progress of Japanese campaigns in the War, primarily relating to the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Manchuria and Western and Southeast Asia, cloth Japanese Album bindings, two in slip-case or chemise, Great Japan Ocean Art Association, Tokyo, 1943 and Ming He Printing Factory, Tokyo, oblong 4to, 1943, oblong 4to

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Documents of the Rectification, one of 3000

Lot 44: 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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Every Character under the sun, [2]30[1]ff, with 29

Lot 45: Every Character under the sun, [2]30[1]ff, with 29

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Description: Every Character under the sun, [2]30[1]ff, with 29 (of 30) full-page illustrations, original wrappers with later plain blue front wrapper, authored by Zhang Le Ping and Xi Ya, Battlefield Book Publishing House, FuJian province, oblong 8vo, 1944. ***Shows different characters in different situations from daily life to the anti-Japanese war, including: 'An illiterate adult going to elementary school'; 'Gift for the front line'; 'Feeding pigs'; 'Strengthen the fortress of the anti-Japanese war'; 'Japanese propaganda photographer having people pose' etc..

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Group of Communist Books by Mao and others, 19

Lot 46: Group of Communist Books by Mao and others, 19

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Description: Group of Communist Books by Mao and others, 19 works mostly on China, together with 11 essays by Mao on various subjects, India Imprints, mostly First Indian editions, People's Publishing House, Bombay, India, 1944 (30)

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Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol.,

Lot 47: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol.,

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Description: Mao Zedong [Mao Tse-Tung] Selected Works, 5 vol., first collected edition, second printing, portrait frontispiece of Chairman Mao in all but the last volume, general index leaf to all 5 vol. not bound into vol. 1 (pp 5-6), [ii] 8 [1],128 - [iii] 145 [1] - [ii] 4, 182 [1] - [ii] 2, 221 - [iii] 128 [1] pp., printed on laid mulberry paper, original printed wrappers, vol.2 rebacked, vol.1 spine chipped, compiled and Printed by The Daily Newspaper of Jin Cha Ji Liberated region, Shan Xi province (now Fuping County, Hebei), small 8vo, 1945.

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'August 1st' Anti-Imperialism and Anti-War

Lot 48: 'August 1st' Anti-Imperialism and Anti-War

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Description: 'August 1st' Anti-Imperialism and Anti-War Movement, small mimeographed pictorial broadside in memory of the 'August 1st' Anti-Imperialism and Anti-War movement, 368 x 273 mm, Political Department of the first division of the first regiment of the Northeast People's Revolutionary Army, 1945. ***Illustration of the Soviet Union's peace policy keeping Britain and France close, but Japan and Germany at a distance; and the theatre of war of Nazi Germany in Europe,.

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Glory to Marshal Stalin who liberated us from the

Lot 49: Glory to Marshal Stalin who liberated us from the

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Description: Glory to Marshal Stalin who liberated us from the slavery of the Japanese Imperialists!, poster with portrait of Stalin on the top with overlapping Soviet and Nationalist flags, below General Vasily Chiokov shakes hands with a local Chinese farmer in front of jubilant and grateful Chinese masses waving flags, 762 x 539 mm, creased where folded, various tears, mounting pin holes, tape repair at top, framed, before 1945. ***Very early and rare poster printed in the late 1930s or early 1940s during the brief period when the Soviet Union was providing aid to China to fight against Japanese invasion. In August 1945 the Republic of China and the Soviet Union signed the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance by which the Soviet army was allowed to enter China to fight with the Chinese army against the Japanese..

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E.R.C. and The Allies, mimeographed typescript

Lot 50: E.R.C. and The Allies, mimeographed typescript

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Description: E.R.C. and The Allies, mimeographed typescript booklet documenting the activities of the people of Hong Kong and the New Territories against the Japanese during the last 3 years of struggle and resistance, comprising: Part I, Rescue Work in Hong Kong by Raymond Wong; Part II, Cooperating with the United States Ally in Fighting against the Japanese; Part III, Articles, 2 leaves of illustrations at the end, edges browned, tears, stapled, final leaf detached, by Raymond Wong, oblong 8vo, 1945.

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