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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 1.500 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

Space walk, 2008 Space walk, 2008 Space walk, 2008 Space walk, 2008 Happy lucky life, 2013 Glorious 60th anniversary 1949-2009, 2009 Trip of peace, 2014 Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan, 2012 Glorious 60th anniversary 1949-2009, 2009 60th Anniversary celebrations big military parade 1949-2009, 2009 Struggling for Sichuan  Glorious changes, 2012 on Flickr
Around 2.900 Chinese propaganda posters from our collections are on Flickr too. Above you see the most recent uploads. Clicking on the images takes you right to Flickr.
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You can order high quality reprints of most posters featured on this website at Just follow the link in the right sidebar of each individual poster page.