A translation of Manifesto of the Communist Party was published in Shanghai.
Eighth Route Army soldiers celebrating victory on the Great Wall.
Mao Zedong went to Chongqing to talk with the Kuomintang government.
Private handicraftsmen turned to the socialist path by way of cooperatives.
Workers of the Daqing Oilfield at work.
A village-level organization signing a contract with peasants.
A large number of Party and government cadres from central to local levels were wrongly branded “capitalist roaders.” Anarchism prevailed as the leadership of the Party committees was “pushed aside”. As a result, a domestic turmoil emerged amidst calls for “Down with the Whole Lot and an All-Out Civil War.” Shown here is a big-character poster put up on a university campus, calling for “Sweeping away class enemies of all descriptions.”