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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

Making propaganda at the head of the fields, 1974 Science leads to wealth, and savings to abundance, 1985 Wholeheartedly serve the people, 1965 Use "Water Margin" as a negative example which may serve as a lesson to let all people know the capitulationists, 1975 Supply high grade products, serve the people wholeheartedly, 1978 I'm enthusiastic and fair, I hope to see you everyday, 1984

Who has murdered her? (1), 1983 Who has murdered her? (2), 1983 The story of Zhang Side, 1976 The red flowers are blooming, 1972 There, there!, 1956 Protect territorial airspace, protect coastal defense, 1983

Always be on the alert, 1978 Mao Zedong Thought gives us direction, we do not lose course in the vast sky, 1977 An impressive strength shakes the vast sky, 1965 Training leads to practice, 1973 It doesn't matter whether enemy airplanes come in broad daylight, in the dark of night, from high or from low, all must be destroyed!, 1964 The mother country's air space will not easily be encroached upon, 1955 on Flickr
Over 3.500 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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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.



Posters from our collections are featured in the exhibition Aufbruch ins sozialistische Paradies. Propagandaplakate der frühen Volksrepublik China in the University Library, Bochum (Germany).