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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

Let hatred concentrate in the bore of the gun, exterminate the American aggressor, 1965 Vietnam's army and people are fighting well, 1965 Vietnamese boys and girls are very heroic, 1965 Bitterly attack the American robbers!, 1965 Down with the Yankee, 1965 American imperialism is encircled ring upon ring by the people of the world, 1965 American imperialism is the common enemy of all the people in the world!, 1964 Oppressed peoples of the world unite, resolutely oppose American imperialism, 1964 Love labor, 1983 Returning from the moon, 1980s China hat erfolgreich seinen ersten k√ľnstlichen Erdsatelliten gestartet, 1970 on Flickr
Around 2.900 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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