original vintage 1969 Chinese communist propaganda poster Spare no effort for the people

Spare no effort for the people

通常価格 £245.00 販売中

Artist: unknown

Year: 1969

Publisher: Sichuan People's Publishing House

Size (mm): 530x768

Condition: Very good, some creasing, small tears to margins, some repairs to edges on rear

Text in red under the poster title reads: Xiang gongchan zhuyi zhanshi Yang Shuicai tongzhi xuexi (Learn from communist warrior comrade Yang Shuicai)

Text in the top corner reads: Wo zancheng zhe yang de kouhao, jiazuo "yi bu pa ku, er bu pa si". Mao Zedong (I approve of this kind of slogan, known as "one - do not fear hardship, two - do not fear death". - [signed] Mao Zedong)

Yang Shuicai (1924-1966), from Xuchang county in Henan province, was twice designated a person rendering outstanding service to his country. Joining the PLA in 1949, Yang was merited for his actions during the battle to liberate Jiangnan. He joined the communist party in the mid-1950s, serving as deputy secretary of the brigade party branch. Fatigued from overwork and suffering from various ailments, Yang Shuicai was discovered dead at his desk on 5 December 1966, reportedly with a copy of Chairman Mao's Quotations at his side.

Held as a model of the kind of selfless and hard-working grassroots party member who endured hardship while striving to improve the lives of those around them, in 1969 the People's Daily ran two items about Yang, as a 'model communist party member who spared no effort for the people' and 'an exemplary model of a revolutionary class warrior'.