After a visit to the great revolutionary centre of Yan’an, where the reds reformed after the Long March in the 1930s, I have found a few more items to add to my collection. Yan’an is of course the ‘cradle of the revolution,’ the base from which the communists eventually defeated the nationalists and established the People’s Republic of China.

Plenty of these about, a must really for any household:


And of course my own attire has been enhanced immeasurably:

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All from the wonderful Yan’an Revolutionary Memorial Hall, a museum with something like 35,000 items from those times. More on that soon enough.


All for the sake of research into venerating revolutionary leaders …