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Holding hands on the Yellow River to go up the mountain

Courageous hard working men and women are showng constructing a path on the rocky cliff which runs along the Yellow River. It is dangerous work and most of them are tied with a rope around their waist to the cliff above them. Chinese characters on wall of their work site in the foreground read "愚公移山,改造中国 (Transform China in the spirit of the Foolish Old Man who removed the mountains)". Further up the river another sign reads "手牵黄河上高山 (Holding hands on the Yellow River to go up the mountain)"

Author / Creator 周大正
Format 1 poster : color ; 53 x 39 cm.
Publisher 中国北京人民美術出版社
Year [1973?]
Language Chinese
HKBU Library collection Propaganda Art Collection
Work type Poster
Category Chinese Cultural Revolution
Subject(s) Economics
Keyword(s) Red flags Workers
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Copyrighted CC BY-NC 4.0

Cite this image as: 周大正, "手牵黄河上高山", in Hong Kong Baptist University Library Art Collections, accessed 24/07/2024,

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