University of Mao ZeDong Thought
English Translation: "The People's Liberation Army is the University of Mao ZeDong Thought"
This poster depicts soldiers, assembled from different units of the People's Liberation Army and distinguished by their brown, green and blue uniforms, waving their copies of the canonical text of Mao Zedong Thought, the "Little Red Book". First published in 1961, the book actually began in the PLA and under Lin Biao's direction as Minister of Defense, the armed forces quickly became a source of radical Maoist influence, enhancing their political status and garnering Mao's praise.
Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
42cm x 30cm (16.5in x 12in)