propaganda posters

Old Dreams for a New China

For the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson posts photos and an essay about the propaganda...

The Fight for the History of China’s Great Famine

The Guardian’s Tania Branigan interviews former Xinhua journalist Yang Jisheng, author of Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine. The book, researched in secret and still unpublished in mainland China, has nevertheless been...

You Can’t Have a Party Without Music: A Red Song Primer

“Red Songs”, nationalist anthems of the Maoist era, have exploded across China from Chongqing where their resurgence began. China Real Time Report provides a Red Songs 101 for the arguably fortunate uninitiated. The...

Audio Slideshow: Art and Politics in China

An audio slideshow by the BBC takes us through the history of art in contemporary China, from the revolutionary posters of the 1950s and 60s to the 798 art district in Beijing: As China marks the 60th anniversary of Communist...

The Chairman Smiles: Posters from the former Soviet Union, Cuba and China

The International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam has posted an online exhibit of propaganda posters from the former Soviet Union, Cuba and China. The China posters are here: The former Soviet Union, Cuba, and China: three countries where posters played an important political role and received a large amount of artistic attention. This is […]



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