[SOCIALIST CHINA] Novyi Kitai [i.e. New China]
Beijing: Izd-vo literatury na inostrannykh iazykakh, 1953. 84 leaves. 27x22,5 cm. In original full-cloth with colored lettering. Rubbed on corners, ink note on front flyleaf, slightly soiled, small tear of one leaf. Otherwise very good.
Second, enlarged and revised edition.
Rare parade photo book dedicated to socialist China. This book was compiled by the editorial board of magazine ‘Kitai’. Founded in Beijing in 1951, this edition joined Chinese-Russian post-war cultural interaction.
The album contains colorful and monochrome photographs depicting triumph of socialism. They feature street celebrating and march on Tiananmen Square, Chinese young pioneers, workers, national minorities, religions representatives, students, scientists, heavy and light industry, agriculture, construction, trains and railways, hydroelectric dams, resort architecture, technics as well as pictures of theater performances, artworks, film stills, sports activity and kindergartens.
Among photographs are some watercolors and woodcuts by Chinese artists as well.
No copies of this edition were found in Worldcat.