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Picturing Power:
Art and Propaganda in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

31.1.-28.2.2001 Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg

Sending a Letter to Little Friends in Taiwan
Xiner shaogei Taiwan xiao pengyou

Xie Congrong and Lin Yongquan
1975, Liaoning
A group of Little Red Guards are composing a letter to the children of Taiwan. An envelope reads “To Taiwanese friends, From Guangming Primary School.” Photographs to be enclosed show off the People’s Republic’s achievements and include an atomic mushroom cloud, which indicates nuclear capabilities and sends an implied threat, in contrast with the superficially cosy scene. While a little girl sews, two of the boys are armed with a spear and a bat.
Yiman Liu
Last modified: Sun Jun 24 10:55:20 CEST 2001