Peking: Verlag für Fremdsprachige Literatur, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over salmon cloth.
Scarce German-language edition of this colorful and profusely illustrated work praising China's first five-year plan. Having restored a viable economic base, the leadership under Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and other revolutionary veterans were prepared to embark on an intensive program of industrial growth and socialisation. For this purpose the administration adopted the Soviet economic model, based on state ownership in the modern sector, large collective units in agriculture, and centralized economic planning. The Soviet approach to economic development was manifested in the First Five-Year Plan (1953-1957). The key tasks highlighted in the Plan were to concentrate efforts on the construction of 694 large and medium-sized industrial projects, including 156 with the aid of the Soviet Union, so as to lay that the primary foundations for China’s socialist industrialization; to develop agricultural producers’ cooperatives to help in the socialist transformation of the agriculture and handicraft industries; to put capitalist industry and commerce on the track of state capitalism so as to facilitate the socialist transformation of private industry and commerce. This book is complete with its two folded plates at rear.
Not in Martin Parr's "The Chinese Photobook from the 1900s to the Present."
Dust-jacket partly rubbed and creased along edges, with tiny chipping at corners. Text in German. DJ in overall good- to good, binding and interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #40186