ill. 0.3 a (set: 0.3)
Author: Zhou Yunfa, Wang Liangying illustrations: Zou Yuefei, Qian Shengfa, Li Shaoran, Luo Pan, Han Min 改编： 周云发， 王良莹 绘画： 邹越非， 钱生发， 李绍然， 罗盘， 韩敏
comic, comic strip
scan, paper, grayscale; original source: print on paper, black-and-white
Longjiangsong 1974: Longjiangsong 龙江颂 (Song of the Dragon River), Shanghai: Shanghai Renmin Meishu,1974:83.
紧接着，一个个争先恐后跃进江中，筑成一道 人墙 同巨浪进行搏斗。 江水英勇敢顽强屹立江中。
Longjiangsong, Song of the Dragon River, Cultural Revolution, propaganda, comic, Mao Zedong quotation, model hero, hero, heroine, waves, fight, collective, Foolish Old Man, Lao sanpian, Three Constantly Read Articles, Mao´s words
Song of the Dragon River: Forming a 'Human Dam' (Longjiangsong: Zhu cheng renqiang 龙江颂: 筑成 人墙)
The phrase “Be resolute, fear no sacrifice and surmount every difficulty to win victory“ 下定决心, 不怕牺牲, 排除万难, 去争取胜利 from chapter 19 in Mao’s Little Red Book, the story of the so-called “Foolish Old Man” 愚公 who wanted to move two mountains in front of his house and finally manages to do so, in spite of everyone’s skepticism is used in Cultural Revolution propaganda works to overcome sandstorms, deep waters and difficult mathematics exercises, as well as nasty imperialists. One of its most spectacular uses is in the revolutionary opera Song of the Dragon River 龙江颂 Longjiangsong (see Scene 5): a dike has broken and the peasants now form a human wall to make repair works possible. Beating the waters, in breath taking acrobatic moves, they are citing, singing and performing Mao’s phrase at the same time.