Chinese Propaganda Posters by Stefan R. LandsbergerChinese Propaganda Posters by Stefan R. Landsberger

Chinese Propaganda Posters

byStefan R. Landsberger, Anchee Min, Duo Duo

Hardcover | October 29, 2015

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The Communist superhero: Mao’s starring role in Chinese propaganda art
 
With his smooth, warm, red face which radiated light in all directions, Chairman Mao Zedong was a fixture in Chinese propaganda posters produced between the birth of the People’s Republic in 1949 and the early 1980s.

Chairman Mao, portrayed as a stoic superhero (a.k.a. the Great Teacher, the Great Leader, the Great Helmsman, the Supreme Commander), appeared in all kinds of situations (inspecting factories, smoking a cigarette with peasant workers, standing by the Yangzi River in a bathrobe, presiding over the bow of a ship, or floating over a sea of red flags), flanked by strong, healthy, ageless men and “masculinized” women and children wearing baggy, sexless, drab clothing. The goal of each poster was to show the Chinese people what sort of behavior was considered morally correct and how great the future of Communist China would be if everyone followed the same path toward utopia by uniting together.

This book brings together a selection of colorful propaganda artworks and cultural artifacts from Max Gottschalk’s vast collection of Chinese propaganda posters, many of which are now extremely rare.
 
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Text in English, French, and German
 
Title:Chinese Propaganda PostersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 7.7 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2015Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836557479

ISBN - 13:9783836557474

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