Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
The Cultural Revolution in China produced thousands of powerful social and political posters exhorting the Chinese people in a sweeping transformation of Chinese society. These brilliantly colorful images of cultural celebration, industrial development, agricultural production, and revolutionary heroes were displayed in homes and public spaces across the country. Chinese Posters collects more than 150 of the most striking of these posters and offers background on their social and political context and production. An essay by Ann Tompkins provides a personal account of living in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution.
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My, my. Again, I love political propagandas. I appreciate all the efforts put into this book (translating, organizing, interpreting, etc). Some of the posters and slogans are familiar to me, some are not. Some of them are ridiculous, some of them actually had some artistic value. And since I'm currently reading a non-fiction book about Cultural Revolution, it just matches up with the knowledges in my head. [April, 2013]