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Monkey thrice beats the White Bone Demon

Monkey thrice beats the White Bone Demon
Designer: Zhao Hongben (赵宏本)
1977, May
Monkey thrice beats the White Bone Demon
Sun Wukong san da Bai Gu Jing (孙悟空三打白骨精)
Publisher: Shanghai huashushe (上海画书社)
Size: 77x53 cm.
Call number: BG E13/327 (Landsberger collection)

Made in 1976 and published a year later, this poster can be conceived as an allegorical depiction of Jiang Qing's fall from grace. Entitled "Monkey defeats the White Bone Demon three times," it shows Monkey (which personifies the Chinese people) defeating the White Bone Demon, a devil of the first order, believed to be Jiang Qing. Seen from the chronology, such a reading of the image is quite appropriate. However, veteran poster designers such as Ha Qiongwen and Qian Daxin believe that it is "pure coincidence".
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See also:
Gang of Four
Jiang Qing

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