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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

Happy melody, 1990 We have both active and passive voting right, 1953 Comrade Bethune's unselfish spirit..., 1968 Commemorate the 80th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement, 1999 Let us welcome the new century with wide-open arms, 1999 The Red Detachment of Women, 1971

The Red Detachment of Women, 1971 The great image of proletarian advanced warriors inspires us to move forward, 1971 People change thoughts, the earth changes looks, 1974 Testing mother, 1953 The night of the celebration, 1976 Rules and regulations for petitions, 2005 on Flickr
Around 2.900 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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You can order high quality reprints of most posters featured on this website at Just follow the link in the right sidebar of each individual poster page.