|The Value of the Comics Published during
the Chinese Cultural Revolution
|ĦĦĦĦIt is well known that most comics created during the
Chinese Cultural Revolution were drawn by famous artists (despite
that the creators were anonymous) and all have great value of art
(though the contents are dull). The works during that period reflected
people's life during that peculiar period, and recorded the true history
in that era. Today they have had three elements that cultural relic
possesses, value of history, value of literature and value of art.
Now all the old things during Chinese Cultural Revolution were attached
importance, such as that U.S. and several other countries have established
"Research Institute on the Things during the Chinese Cultural Revolution".
In China, great litterateurs---Ba Jin and Ye Yonglie also appealed
to establish such a kind of research institute. It is not hard to
imagine how much the comics created during that period will value.
ĦĦĦĦ It is impossible to republish the comics created during the Cultural
Revolution in a short term, as they are special products in peculiar
period. And though they are republished many years later, they will
be only used for research and for reference and have not much value,
such as the copy of the "The Picture of Saints' Traces" of Ming Dynasty.
In a word, works created during the Cultural Revolution are increasing
more and more in their value.
|By Zhang Wenbiao