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Chinese Posters
Propaganda, Politics, History, Art

Japanese occupation (1937-1945)  Building the People's Republic (1949-1956)   Great Leap Forward (1956-1960)  Cultural Revolution (1966-1968)  Mao, Jiang Qing, Lin Biao (1966-1972)  Workers, peasants, soldiers (1966-1972)  Modernization (1978-1988)

Gallery of Chinese Propaganda Posters

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

China's one-child policy eased (again)

In December 2013, a resolution passed in the National People's Congress to further ease the one-child policy introduced in 1979. Family planning and birth control have been high on the government's agenda since the mid-1950s. See our selection of posters on Chinese population policy.

Chinese on the moon!

China's "Jade Rabbit" (Yutu, 玉兔) rover is on the moon, taking pictures and examining the surface - another Great Leap Forward for the Chinese space program that saw its origins in the 1960s. See our selection of posters on the Chinese space program. on Flickr
Posters from our collection are on Flickr too. Above you see the most recent uploads. Clicking on the images takes you right to Flickr.
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Chinese Posters - The IISH-Landsberger Collections. Order now!