|Stamp Title:||70th Anniversary of "Talks at the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art"|
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|Date of Issue:||2012-06-13|
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The year 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of "Talks at the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art" (hereinafter referred to as "Talks"). In May 1942, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held a forum on literature and art in Yan'an, Shaanxi Province. At the forum, Mao Zedong made a conclusion speech, which clarified the orientation of "(literature and art) serving the broad masses, particularly workers, peasants and soldiers." As an important theoretical document, the "Talks" carried forward the essence of left-wing literature while establishing a new democratic culture. It creatively solved the problem of popularization and nationalization of literature and art since the May 4th Movement. Its statements regarding the orientation of "serving the broad masses, particularly workers, peasants and soldiers" and the practical principle "social life is the only source of literature and art" have remained dynamic in theory and instructive in practice.
China National Philatelic Corporation will issue two FDCs, a souvenir sheet cover and a commemorative cancellation respectively.