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The Sanmenxia Dam was the first large water conservation project on the Yellow River after the new China was founded in 1949. It controls rapid changes in water levels and helps to preserve the region's ecosystems.
The painting, “The Happy Canal in Yan’an” talks about a canal called “Happy Canal, ” which was built by Chinese soldiers led by the CPC and villagers in Shaanxi Province. Since then, villagers have seen crops harvest year after year.
The Qiongya Column is known as “the armed forces of the people.” The military contingent was founded during a peasant uprising in 1927. This work conveys two Qiongya Column soldiers, one old, one young, who relied on each other through extremely difficult conditions.
The painting, “Yi Ethnic Group Alliance with the Red Army” depicts the moment in 1935 when the chieftain of a Yi clan in Mianning County, southwest of Sichuan Province, entered into an alliance with the Red Army General.