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Prints: Chinese - Part II

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  Modal feeder Ye Honghai   
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Model Feeder Ye Honghai 


“Mankind should constantly summarize their experiences and have some discovery, invention, creation and progress.” Mao Zedong 

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China suffered a major economic disaster from 1959 to 1962 after the Great Leap Forward when political decisions took precedence over commonsense.  Though the country regained some economic growth between 1964 and 1966, the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) largely interrupted the economic development.  There was an acute shortage in everything including grain.  Ye Honghai, a PLA man, after many trials, successfully invented a special “pig fodder” to raise the pigs faster and fatter, which made him a national hero.  This poster recounted his story by highlighting how he was inspired to overcome many obstacles in his experiments by Mao’s words, a repeated theme during the Cultural Revolution.