We love red books and there are many different types of red books included in this category. There are Mao's study note books, Communist party member note books, Mao's Thoughts (four book series), foreign language Mao's red books, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, to name a few, and the Chinese version of comic books depicting class struggle scenes. It's one of our most favorite collections given there are so many materials to collect from. We also have ration stamps and other interesting paper based collectibles. This is the area that will experience the most growth in the coming months as the above said items get added to the site.
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1930 era Shanghai Posters (reproductions)

Cultural Revolution Wood block prints

Cultural Revolution Posters - Others

All other Chinese Propaganda Posters

Chubby Baby New Year Posters

Color Ceramic Figurines & Bronze statues

Porcelain ware & Ceramic Items

Red Books, Mao's Thoughts, Note books, etc

Watches, clocks, articles of clothing, vinyl records, ink pads, and other memorabilia

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Name
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Descriptions and Background of the Item
C2644
This pre-Cultural Revolution notebook2 from 196 was used for work studies. Picture of Mao Ze Dong and Zhu De were inside of the book. Mao's thoughts study were not in full implementation, though political studies were common and captured in this notebook by the original owner. Da Qing was mentioned in several places as a sample working unit. An old movie stub were also included in this notebook as a bookmark. What's really interesting about the notebook is it has a detailed record of who ...click for details
C2643
This "Learn from Lei Feng" plastic covered notebook was a reward given to a person by the name of Ding Zhi Chang for being "Five Good" in 1963. The notebook contains photos of LeiFeng. An official story was given about Lei Feng's background which conflicts with what is now a popular story of Lei Feng's true background. Still not officially the start of Cultural Revolution, this notebook belonged to a CCP member who wrote in details of different people's problem ...click for details
C2642
This "Work Notebook" belonged to someone who worked at the 747 warehouse of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. The book was used to record military study of Mao's thoughts. The PLA started the implimentation of Mao's thoghts first and Lin Bio had written the following direction: "Read Chairman Mao's book, listen to Chairman Mao's words, Do what Chairman Mao tells you to do and be a good soldier to Chairman Mao." This direction was imprinted in the front ...click for details
C2641
This interesting notebook actually belongs to someone who had obtained in 1953, before the provinces were established in the China. The original owner kept it for recording important political landmarks, he also was very fond of Zhu De, who had written notes about his life. Zhu De, a famous general who died during the Cultural Revolution, was viewed as a threat to Mao. This person had taken detailed notes of his rise, and fall and devoted pages on Zhu De’s legend. Other notes taken indicated tha ...click for details
C2640
This notebook was given to the person by the name of Cheng Hua from a person by the name of Wang Lian Qi on July 2nd, 1964. The cover of the notebook says "Butterfly", and inside there were a few printed image of sail boats, and photos of the Shanghai Yu Yuan, a park that used to be used by the Emperors of China. In addition to notes taken on the engineering classes, towards the back of the book it has an unfinished personal diary about the person's love for someone, along with poe ...click for details
C2639
This personal 1960s notebook has detailed notes of political study materials which involved class struggle and the analysis of Chinese society using Communist party guidelines. Notes taken using Chinese calligraphy brush. Title of the red covered notebook "Looking up to the model workers", an award given to model workers who usually are considered elite working class people who have the "right" attitude and worked selflessly for the party. In addition to detailed Chinese Comm ...click for details
C2636B
Political items were used for the purpose of exchanging vows or setting up dates during Cultural Revolution, since personal feelings should never be revealed and emotions were only reserved for the sake of "revolution". This was the case for this "China Diary" book, which was actually given to a couple as wedding present on Feburary 10th, 1956. This notebook, which was actually supposed to be a diary book, was used to record meeting minutes taken place in Qing Hai province, w ...click for details
C2636
Political items were used for the purpose of exchanging vows or setting up dates during Cultural Revolution, since personal feelings should never be revealed and emotions were only reserved for the sake of "revolution". This was the case for this "China Diary" book, which was actually given to a couple as wedding present on Feburary 10th, 1956. This notebook, which was actually supposed to be a diary book, was used to record meeting minutes taken place in Qing Hai province, w ...click for details
C2635
This blue covered diary is called "Revolutionary Art Diary" on the cover and was given from a boyfriend to his girlfriend. Since during the Cultural Revolution one should not declare one's love to an individual other than Chairman Mao, it was pertinent to write in the message that the diary book was given to a fellow comrade and not a lover. Notes were taken using this diary to capture the political studies during the Cultural Revolution by the recipient. This blank diary book was ...click for details
C2634
Rare notebook captures the daily grind of Cultural Revolution political study sessions. Content includes the study of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) history, including marking of the people who were part of the founders of the CCP who subsequently left the party, volunteerly or nvolunteerly depending on which version you hear. Also included are history of the United Nations and the struggle sessions within the CCP. Red marking indicates that it was reviewed by the party leader of the study g ...click for details
C2632
Titled “The pinnacle of the socialism in Chinese Rural Side”, these rare three volume books was developed by Chinese Communist Party Central Office in 1956 in Beijing. Owned by Jia Shu Ying, It was printed using the traditional Chinese character format, and read from right to left, and the sentences were vertically displayed in the old fashioned manner. A rare first edition, it was published in January 1956, amidst the Hundred Flowers Campaign, part of Three Flags campaign, which the Great Leap ...click for details
C2630B
Titled “The pinnacle of the socialism in Chinese Rural Side”, these rare three volume books was developed by Chinese Communist Party Central Office in 1956 in Beijing. Owned by Jia Shu Ying, It was printed using the traditional Chinese character format, and read from right to left, and the sentences were vertically displayed in the old fashioned manner. A rare first edition, it was published in January 1956, amidst the Hundred Flowers Campaign, part of Three Flags campaign, which the Great Leap ...click for details
C2630
Selected Articled of Mao's Thoughts with hard cover, early edition(published prior to the Cultural Revolution), in the traditional Chinese character format (versus the simplified Chinese character format) and vertically written, from right to left. March 1966, just prior to the start of Cultural Revolution. Published by People's Publishing House and Printed by Beijing Xihua Publishing House. 7.50 Yuan. Previous Owner took great care of this rare early edition. The nice and neat handwriti ...click for details
C2626
This post Chinese revolution peace announcement notebook was sold from a Beijing Retail company in the fourth quarter of 1952. Mao's picture was featured in this notebook, as well as his quote "Love your country, love your people, love the work, treasure the countries properties". Another imprints says "Protect the Peace is every person's responsibility", other announcements and quotations from Asian and Pacific Islands Peace Summit meeting. The notebook was used to c ...click for details
C2625
This precious Chinese revolution notebook was produced for the First Women representative meeting in Beijing, taking place in November 1949. Participants of the meeting were all communist leaning countries that had relationships with Soviet and China. The owner of the book at the time wrote inside of this note book “Long live to Communist Party! March forward to communism”. Inside of it is a picture of Mao, and this person had noted below the picture “Leader of the Chinese Communist Party.” Det ...click for details
C2620
Chairman Mao's red book "Mao's Important Directions". Distributed by Chinese PLA Defense Science Political department in July 1968, and it was given to someone by the name of Shi Dong.

C2619
Given by the Chinese PLA Air force Main Commander office Political department, this Mao's Quotation notebook belonged to someone by the name of Li Bao Yan, who was given this quotation book on May 24, 1969. This notebook was used to write down the latest Mao's quotations.
C2276

 

Cultural Revolution Mao's Theory Excerpt

This Cultural Revolution Red Book Mao's Theory Excerpt was published and distributed in December 1968 internally to the Chinese Military Force. Well maintained by the original owner, this red book didn't have Lin Biao's name crossed out where his words were written below Mao's headshot. Size: 5.5" W by 4" Deep.
C2269

 

Mao's Philosophy Red Book

This Mao's Philosophy Red Book was an excerpt of Mao's Communist essays, total of five of his essays were included in this red book, published by People's Publishing house, distributed by Xi Hua Bookstore, and printed by No. 1 Tian Jin printing company in October, 1970, this book was priced at 37 Chinese cents at the time. As evidenced by the stamp and the clean handwriting, this book was given to a woman by the name of Lin Yan Ping, by the Revolution committee of Beijing Xuan Wu Dis ...click for details
C2058

English Mao's Red Book

This little red book makes a wonderful gift for someone who is interested in Cultural Revolution artifacts, but without having to break the bank. Some lines in the red book make good party jokes. As we learned ourselves, the reference to "Paper Tigers" and "Running Dogs" were truly hilarious. this concise version Red Book was compiled first in 1966 and published by Foreign Language Publishing House in Beijing.
C2026

Cultural Revolution Red Book in English & Chinese

Unlike lots of Chinese red books, these versions, written in both Chinese and English are in better condition because few people read or spoke English and so few possessed them. Even if they had such a version they rarely used it, relying instead on their Chinese version. In fact other than some natural aging marks of these red books, they appear to be almost brand . This little red book makes a wonderful gift for someone who is interested in Cultural Revolution artifacts, but without having to break the bank. Some lines in the red book make good party jokes. As we learned ourselves, the reference to "Paper Tigers" and "Running Dogs" were truly hilarious.
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