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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

Nine great marshals, 1992Shaoshan, early 1970s Vietnam's army and people valiantly wage war with a deep hatred of the enemy - The more American robbers arrive, the more will be vanquished, 1965 A decisive battle determines victory - Strike against the American aggressor, ca. 1965 The people of South Vietnam are waging war ever stronger, persevere in supporting the attack on American encroachment until victory follows, 1965 on Flickr
Over 2.700 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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Our book:

Chinese Posters - The IISH-Landsberger Collections.