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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

One Hundred Clowns, ca. 1967 Highest instruction, ca. 1967 The Jiefang Truck, 1970s Marx, 1975 The Jiefang Truck, 1970s Famous people, famous words-Marx, 1996

The great upsurge of the century, 1996 Comrade Deng Xiaoping, 1983 Deng Xiaoping, the general architect of reform and opening up, 1991 Looking ahead, 1997 Hold high the great banner of Chairman Mao, carry on till the end the continuous revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat, 1977 Happy melody, 1990 on Flickr
Over 3.300 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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