ArchiveChinese Women's Communist Revolution Archiveof 3 item . "Women hold up half the sky" is the famous quote by Mao Zedong proclaiming the importance of women's role in upholding Chinese society. One of the primary goals of the People's Republic of China was to create a stronger nation which brought into light women's liberation as Chinese women were bound to patriarchal rule for centuries prior. While the PRK progressed women's status during the revolutionary era, women were still seen as second class citizens. Women's equality is still a topic that amasses a wide variety of critique and theory. This archive includes 3 paperback pamphlets on women's liberation from a communist lens during the 1970's. The 3 items are:
-"Red Detachment of Women: The Story of the Modern Ballet" Peking: Foreign Languages Press. 1973. Softcover, 39 pages. Measures 7.5" x 4.75". Famed during the Cultural Revolution, this 1964 ballet tells the story of the liberation of a young peasant girl and her rise to the Chinese Communist Party. Based on true stories of the all-female Special Company of the 2nd Independent Division of Chinese Red Army. Complete with black and white illustrations. Overall very good condition.
-"Women in the Chinese Revolution". Laurie Landy. New York: International Socialists. 1974. Softcover ,49 pages. Measures 8.5" x 5.5". Laurie Landy discusses the origins of women under imperialism through Communist China and adds her own criticisms. Minor soiling to edge of cover. Overall very good condition.
-Women's Liberation: A Communist View. Chicago: October League (Marxist-Leninist), 1976. Softcover, 16 pages. Measures 8.5" x 5.5". One photo depicts anti-imperialist International Women's Day march in New York City, 1975. "In solidarity with the Third World struggles for independence, demonstrators targeted imperialism as the enemy of women with the theme: IMPERIALISM-NOT-OVER-POPULATION--CAUSES HUNGER, UNEMPLOYMENT, WAR, & INEQUALITY." Illustrated with black and white photos of Women's Day marches in China.
All 3 items overall in very good condition.