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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

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

Study Wang Jie, all one's heart for the revolution, everything for the revolution, 1966 Move towards collectivization, happiness forever, 1954 A sedan produced by our own country, ca. 1958 Mobilize the whole population, to make sure that steel is doubled!, 1958 Chairman Mao visits a homemade blast furnace, 1958 Drowning the enemy in a torrent of steel!, 1958

The Chen Yongkang mutual aid team challenges the peasantry of the whole country, ca. 1951 Earnestly carry out the duty to implement fulfilling the patriotic pledge to produce above quota, 1951 Start the patriotic production competition - Increase production to strengthen the power to protect the nation, 1951 The fighting for new results in the construction of socialism emerges without end, 1954 Study well the theory of the dictatorship of the proletariat, 1975 Chairman Mao and Premier Zhou together with us, 1977

Dawn, 1978 Vehemently criticize the monstrous deeds of the anti-Party clique ..., ca. 1978 Criticize the revisionist line, counterattack the rightist deviation of reversing verdicts, 1976 Broadcast Mao Zedong Thought more widespread all over the world, 1971 Arm yourself with Mao Zedong Thought to become a strong revolutionary successor, 1965 Spread Mao Zedong Thought all over the nation, 1971 on Flickr
Over 2.800 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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Chinese Posters - The IISH-Landsberger Collections.