Item #1980 [THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]
[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]

[THE PEAK OF SINO-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP] Desiat’ let Kitayskoy Narodnoy Respubliki [i.e. The Tenth Anniversary of People’s Republic of China]

Item #1980

Beijing, 1959. [2], 588, [23]p p.: ill., portr. 37,3x23,5 cm. Original illustrated binding with the Republic’s coat of arms on the front cover. Complete with the dust-jacket and a cardboard case. Few tears of the dust-jacket. Otherwise fine. Extremely rare in such condition with dust-jacket present as well as the card from the committee of celebrating the 10th anniversary of People’s Republic of China - the book was given as a gift to the delegates.

The book is an excellent example of the parade photo-book in the style similar to Soviet editions of 1930-1950s. The photos are executed in black and white as well as in colour, some are folding. The publication contains the programmatic articles of Chinese statesmen and party leaders, speeches of the leaders of the Communist Parties of different countries and the leaders of foreign delegations who came to China for the anniversary celebrations, many colour and black-and-white photographs of ceremonial events in Beijing, including a visit by N.S. Khrushchev, evenings of music, dance and Peking opera, banquet, military parade, etc. Unfortunately the photographers and artists of the edition are not known. Despite the fact that the book is an elaborate creation, there’s not a single contributor mentioned who has worked on the book – not an editor or a designer. No print-shop or a typography mentioned in the edition as well as the print-run. The book is printed at the time when Soviet and Chinese relationships were still very strong.

Khrushchev attended the 10th anniversary of the Party himself, at the time okaying all kinds of industrial, financial and military support for China. The USSR in the late 1950s accounted for half of Chinese foreign trade. All of this ended in 1961 with the beginning of the Sino-Soviet split, when Mao accused Khrushchev of pivoting from the classical Leninist-Marxist ideology. Against that ideological background, China took a belligerent stance towards the Western world, and publicly rejected the Soviet Union's policy of peaceful coexistence between the Western Bloc and Eastern Bloc. The Soviet Union supported the Uygur uprising against Mao and considered preventive nuclear strikes.

Price: $3,750.00

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