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Historic Marx documents on display at Guangzhou university

By Li Wenfang in Guangzhou | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-05-03 13:24
A first-edition copy of The Communist Manifesto in German is displayed at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou.[Photo by Li Wenfang/chinadaily.com.cn]

Manuscripts written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, copies of Marx’s Das Kapital in multiple languages and a first-edition copy of The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, are being displayed at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou to mark the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth.

A first-edition copy of Marx’s Das Kapital in German. [Photo by Li Wenfang/chinadaily.com.cn]

Also on display are a copy of a Guangzhou newspaper printed in 1912 carrying part of The Communist Manifesto in Chinese, and a copy of the English version of Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong with Mao’s signature.

A copy of the English version of Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong with Mao’s signature.[Photo by Li Wenfang/chinadaily.com.cn]

Sun Yat-Sen University is the Chinese institution with the most Marx and Engels manuscripts and the most first editions of The Communist Manifesto, in various languages.

As the first modern, comprehensive university in South China, Sun Yat-Sen University had a long history of disseminating and studying Marxist theories, its Party secretary, Chen Chunsheng, said.

Marx was born in Trier, Prussia, on March 5, 1818.

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