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Feature - Communists victory in Shanghai, 1949 / La victoire communiste à Shanghai, 1949
In 1949, Shanghai got into line, trying to erase its libertine past, stepping into line with communism and high productivity. Indeed, the Communist Party emerged victorious in the Chinese civil war and on May 27th of 1949, Shanghaï, came under its control. It even becomes a Communist bulkwar, being the starting point to the Cultural Revolution launched by the Gang of Four: Jiang Qing (Mao's wife), Yao Wenyuan, Zhang Chunqiao and Wang Hongwen.
Chang and the government of the old Republic of China, and millions of supporters, were forced to retreat on the island of Taiwan, where they imposed a single...

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CHINA. December 1948-January 1949. Shanghai under the Communists...
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CHINA. December 1948-January 1949. Shanghai. Suchow creek. Traffic...
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CHINA. Shanghai. December 1948-January 1949. As the value of...
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CHINA. Shanghai. December 1948-January 1949. As the value of...
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CHINA. Shanghai. December 1948-January 1949. As the value of...
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CHINA. Shanghai. December 1948 - January 1949.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Mao Tse-Tung's army is in control of Shanghai...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Soldiers of the People's Army take shelter...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Nankin Road. A unionist demonstration...
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CHINA. Shanghai. June 1949. To celebrate the liberation of the...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949
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CHINA. Shanghai. June 1949. A portrait hangs of the General in...
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CHINA. Shanghai. June 1949. Political meeting with the leaders'...
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CHINA. Shanghai. June 1949. Communist parade. The banner proclaims:...
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CHINA. Shanghai. June 1949. Artists and writers organizations...
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CHINA. Shangai. June 1949. Motorized groups passing during the...
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CHINA. Shanghai. June 1949. Two White Russian refugees stand...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. August 1 was a day given to celebrating...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Students in the August 1st victory parade...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Communist parade.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Celebrating the Communist conquest of...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Feast celebrating the solemn entry of...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. General Chen-yi, military commander of...
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CHINA. Shanghai. September 1949. After their departure, the nationalits...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Youngsters devour the illustrated stories...
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Shanghai.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. As law and order collapsed along with...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Children await rice distribution. They...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Refugees.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Some soldiers are used to the gigantic...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. The sign above the sidewalk library reads:...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949.
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CHINA. Shanghai. September 1949. After their departure, the nationalits...
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CHINA. Shanghai. September 1949. After their departure, the nationalits...
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CHINA. Shanghai. September 1949. After their departure, the nationalits...
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CHINA. Shanghai. September 1949. After their departure, the nationalits...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. People's march. Protestant-American university...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. After the Communist victory, a well-to-do...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Under the British lion on the gates of...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. An American battleship rest at anchor...
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CHINA. Shanghai. 1949. Celebrating the Communist conquest of...
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