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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 1.700 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

We are all responsible for sweeping away illiteracy, 1959 We are all responsible for sweeping away illiteracy, 1958 Mao, Deng, Jiang, Hu, ca. 2007 Every intellectual youth in the village will certainly wipe out all illiteracy, 1955 Hu Jintao, early 2000s Raise high the three red banners, trust science, rely on the collective, establish socialism, 1965

"Fengshui" kills people, 1965 Where does the concept of gods come from?, 1965 Celebrating the foundation of the People's Republic of China, 1949 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 on Flickr
Over 3.900 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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