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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 1.600 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

The Chinese dream, 2013 With one heart to build the Chinese Dream together, 2013 Chairman Xi Jinping, 2014 Completely settle the question of corruption, flies as well as tigers must be struck, 2014 Carry forward the cause and forge ahead into the future, 2012 Great leader chairman Xi Jinping, ca. 2015

Great leader chairman Xi Jinping, ca. 2014 The Chinese dream, the dream of a strong nation, 2016 Do a good job in household tasks and raising children, 1956 Helping mama doing work, 1955 Let mother peacefully produce a lot of children, 1954 American imperialism get out of Africa, 1966

The factory's nursery, 1953 People of the world unite, defeat the American invaders and every servile follower, 1968 Inexorable tides of history; the country strives for independence, 1972 Resolutely support the struggle of the African people against colonialism and racial discrimination, ca. 1972 Strive for the comprehensive early completion and overfulfillment of the Five Year Plan, 1956 Automatisation of production makes the work easier, 1960 on Flickr
Over 3.700 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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