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Chinese Posters
Propaganda, Politics, History, Art

Japanese occupation (1937-1945)  Building the People's Republic (1949-1956)   Intervening years (1960-1965)  Cultural Revolution (1966-1968)  Mao, Jiang Qing, Lin Biao (1966-1972)  Workers, peasants, soldiers (1966-1972)  China opens up (1989-now)

Gallery of Chinese Propaganda Posters

Over 1.600 Chinese propaganda posters are shown on this website. The Gallery features 200 highlights, from the collections of the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and Stefan R. Landsberger (University of Amsterdam, Leiden University).

Our most visited theme pages

Posters on The Great Leap Forward 
The Great Leap Forward
Posters on the Mao cult 
The Mao Cult
Cultural Revolution posters 
Cultural Revolution Campaigns
Posters on the Gang of Four 
The Gang of Four
Posters on Mao Zedong Thought 
Mao Zedong Thought
Posters on "Iron Women and Foxy Ladies" 
Iron Women and Foxy Ladies

Recently added posters

Comrade Mao Zedong's former residence in Shaoshan, 1955 Sun Yatsen and Song Qingling, 1987 Land and house celebrate New Year, 1949 Yesterday a housewife, today a manufacturing expert, 1960 Everybody must get to work to eliminate the sparrows, 1956 Voting day, 1954

Regulations of the People's Republic of China on punishing counterrevolutionaries, ca. 1951 Female lathe expert Qi Guizhi, 1953 Female lathe expert Qi Guizhi, 1953 Exemplary elementary school teacher Shi Ruifen, 1953 The first female engine driver Tian Guiying, 1953 Hao Jianxiu, who created a scientific working method, 1953

Study comrade Jiang Qing, pay respect to comrade Jiang Qing, 1967 Wedding dress, 1954 Xiuyun resolve life's challenges, 1952 The people's hearts are very happy, 1978 Resolutely carry out the guiding principles of earthquake work..., 1976 Nothing is as good as socialism, 1976 on Flickr
Over 3.800 Chinese propaganda posters from our collections are on Flickr. Above you see the most recent uploads. Clicking on the images takes you right to Flickr.
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