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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

Don't throw away broken leather shoes, recycle them to turn them into fertilizer, Early 1960s Recycle old bottles to use them again, increase production and be thrifty for the revolution, Early 1960s Eagerly sell old and useless materials to support the construction of socialism, Early 1960s The hearts of the poor and lower-middle peasants turn to the party, they never forget to manage their households industriously and thriftily, early 1970s The working class gives the best example of how to enthusiastically and thriftly run a factory, early 1970s When cleaning the accumulated junk for Spring Festival, sell it enthusiastically to the state for the people, early 1970s

To follow Guo Mingyi, you have to study Lei Feng, 2011 Paying tribute to all people with a good heart, 2011 I am happy to donate, 2011 I give you happiness, 2011 The Liaoning spirit of the new era ..., 2011 Settle accounts resolutely, 1949

We are all responsible for sweeping away illiteracy, 1959 We are all responsible for sweeping away illiteracy, 1958 Every intellectual youth in the village will certainly wipe out all illiteracy, 1955 Raise high the three red banners, trust science, rely on the collective, establish socialism, 1965 "Fengshui" kills people, 1965 Celebrating the foundation of the People's Republic of China, 1949 on Flickr
Over 4.000 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. on Facebook

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