Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution

Front Cover
Harriet Evans, Stephanie Donald
Rowman & Littlefield, 1999 - Social Science - 170 pages
1 Review
This richly illustrated book provides an innovative reinterpretation of the Cultural Revolution through the medium of the poster_a major component of popular print culture in China. Using an array of full color and black-and-white reproductions of posters, an eminent group of scholars explores the discursive power of visual artforms in Chinese public life. They provide an interdisciplinary analysis of political art produced for a Chinese audience and acknowledge the importance of subjectivity in elucidating important cultural facets of the period. Readers interested in Chinese cultural or political history, popular culture, and art history will find this a unique and perceptive work.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - msattic - LibraryThing

A collection of essays and reflections based on the collection of Cultural Revolution-era posters at the University of Westminster. Read full review

Contents

Introducing Posters of Chinas Cultural Revolution
1
Excess and Enthusiasm
27
Souvenirs of Beijing Authority and Subjectivity in Art Historical Memory
47
Comrade Sisters Gendered Bodies and Spaces
63
Children as Political Messengers Art Childhood and Continuity
79
Growing Up with Posters in the Maoist Era
101
Icons of Power Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution
123
Afterword
139
Poster References
145
Bibliography
149
Index
159
About the Contributors
169
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (1999)

Harriet Evans is senior lecturer in Chinese studies, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. Stephanie Donald is professor of Chinese media studies, University of Sydney.

Bibliographic information