Source 5: Xie Mulian (1958) The cotton bumper harvest makes our hearts bloom.

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Title

Source 5: Xie Mulian (1958) The cotton bumper harvest makes our hearts bloom.

Subject

Collectivisation

Description

This propaganda poster depicts the bumper harvest of 1958. We can see a woman here tilling the fields. Women living in communes were encouraged to work rather than dedicate themselves to family life - children were schooled on-site, food taken care of in communal canteens etc. This policy was enacted in order that women could contribute to increased agricultural production. The bumper harvest pictured here was however found out to be grossly exaggerated in terms of quantity.

Creator

Xie Mulian

Publisher

chineseposters.net

Citation

Xie Mulian, “Source 5: Xie Mulian (1958) The cotton bumper harvest makes our hearts bloom.,” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed January 28, 2022, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/39.

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