Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Cultural Revolution: State Graphics in China in the 1960s and 1970s (II)

(from 11th Jul until 20th Nov 2011)

Explore the bold and colourful imagery found on posters and other items from this revolutionary period.

Detail of Figures and flags in front of Great Hall of the People, China, 1976 (Museum No: EA2006.263

Further Reading

Andrews, Julia, Painters and Politics in the People’s Republic of China 1949-1979 (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1994)

Chiu, Melissa, and Zheng Shengtian, Art and China’s Revolution (New York: Asia Society and Yale University Press, 2008)

Evans, Harriet and Stephanie Donald, eds, Picturing Power in the People’s Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution (Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999)

Gittings, John, The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)

Landsberger, Stefan, Chinese Propaganda Posters: From Revolution to Modernization (Amsterdam: The Pepin Press, 1995)


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