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China during the Cultural Revolution: workers on a farm gathering wheat for the people, and a woman ensuring that not a single grain is wasted. Colour lithograph, 1974.

October 1974
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About this work


In a village community, some male farmers are sacking up and loading wheat on to a tractor and delivering to the government. These are not only taxes but also the public's food reserves. The words written on the granary say "Bei zhan bei huang wei ren min", meaning "Prepare for war and prepare for famine for the people". In front of many bags, a young woman who has a notebook and a fountain pen, and might be an accountant in her ordinary urban life, is picking up some grains off the ground to avoid waste


Henan sheng : Henan ren min chu ban she, October 1974.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 75.8 x 52.7 cm


Feng shou chang shang


Yin shu 1-150,000 [print run].

Lettering note

Bears publication number (Shu hao): 8105-495


Wellcome Library no. 661319i



  • Chinese

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