13. Rules for the New Life Movement, set of four scrolls (metal borders to top and bottom) printed in black and red on mottled orange background, including guidelines and instructions for work, education, living, entertainment, transportation, etc., each 762 x 267 mm, minor creases, metal staining, c.1935.
est. £200 – £300
The New Life Movement was initiated by Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-Shek) in 1934 and continued throughout the second Sino-Japanese War (also known as 'the War of Resistance Against Japan'), 1937-1945. He believed that revolution should be carried out in every field of life; to save and strengthen the nation, China must modernise the individual's way of life whilst maintaining the country's traditional values.