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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

Youngsters energetically take part in youth football sports, 1953 The friendship road - the TANZAN Railway, 1976 On all sides there are blue mountains within the bright glow of the sunset, 1978 Great Victory of Pingxing Pass, 1962 Solemnly remember the victory of Pingxing Pass..., 1967 The old militia member tells stories from the War of Resistance, 1973

Long live the Paris Commune. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Paris Commune, 1971 Marx - Mao Zedong, 1996 Making propaganda at the head of the fields, 1974 Science leads to wealth, and savings to abundance, 1985 Wholeheartedly serve the people, 1965 Use "Water Margin" as a negative example which may serve as a lesson to let all people know the capitulationists, 1975

Supply high grade products, serve the people wholeheartedly, 1978 I'm enthusiastic and fair, I hope to see you everyday, 1984 Who has murdered her? (1), 1983 Who has murdered her? (2), 1983 The story of Zhang Side, 1976 The red flowers are blooming, 1972 on Flickr
Over 3.500 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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