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Cultural Revolution Era: Politically Charged Images


A woman wearing a long-sleeved red shirt is shown at a table, a pen in her right hand and a poster with Chinese characters in her left. There is an inkwell nearby.  Behind her, others paste completed signs on a wall.

破旧立新,移风易俗

Study the theory and grasp the party line: practice family planning for the consolidation of proletarian rule.

Two parents, a young adult, and a child stand close together, all smiling. A large red decoration is pinned to the jacket of the young adult. The child holds a spray of flowers and wears a red bandanna.  A throng of people in the background wave red flags.

志在农村

Having children according to plan leaves parents with more time and energy to teach their children. The nation and the working unit can also properly arrange their work and study to make them well-educated workers for socialism.


Smiling workers are shown, one holding a sheaf of grain and a hand scythe, another holding a wrench in one hand with his other arm stretched above his head, palm open. There is a field of wheat in the foreground and a factory and cranes in the background.

多快好省地建设社会主义

Population increase must be planned along with economic planning. Late marriage and birth control benefit socialist planned economy and socialist reconstruction to increase people's material and cultural lives.

A barefoot doctor discusses family planning program with leaders of the production brigade in the commune.  They try to educate villagers to marry late and have no more than two children.

赤脚医生与大队领导制定人口规划

A barefoot doctor discusses family planning program with leaders of the production brigade in the commune. They try to educate villagers to marry late and have no more than two children.