Chinese Propaganda Posters: From Revolution to Modernization

Author: Stefan Landsberger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315481234

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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Brightly coloured prints, portraying model behaviour or a better future, have been a ubiquitous element of Chinese political culture from Imperial times until present. As economic reform swept the People's Republic in the 1980s, visual propaganda ceased to depict the tanned and muscular labourers in a proletarian utopia, so typical of preceding decades. Instead, Western icons of progress and development were employed: high-speed bullet trains, spacecraft, high-rise buildings, gridlocked free-ways and projections of general affluence. Socialist Realism was phased out by design and mixed- media techniques that were influenced by Western advertising. This lavishly illustrated study traces the development of the style and content of the Chinese propaganda poster in the decade of reform, from its traditional origins to its use as a tool for political and economic purposes.
Chinese Propaganda Posters

Author: Anchee Min

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015076163412

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 244

View: 294

Une sélection de plus de 300 affiches chinoises de propagande produites entre la naissance de la République populaire de Chine en 1949 et le début des années 1980, qui montrent la prospérité du pays et le bonheur de la population chinoise promis par Mao Zedong.
Chinese Propaganda Posters: From Revolution to Modernization

Author: Stefan Landsberger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315481241

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 922

Brightly coloured prints, portraying model behaviour or a better future, have been a ubiquitous element of Chinese political culture from Imperial times until present. As economic reform swept the People's Republic in the 1980s, visual propaganda ceased to depict the tanned and muscular labourers in a proletarian utopia, so typical of preceding decades. Instead, Western icons of progress and development were employed: high-speed bullet trains, spacecraft, high-rise buildings, gridlocked free-ways and projections of general affluence. Socialist Realism was phased out by design and mixed- media techniques that were influenced by Western advertising. This lavishly illustrated study traces the development of the style and content of the Chinese propaganda poster in the decade of reform, from its traditional origins to its use as a tool for political and economic purposes.

Red Print

Red Print

Author: Hon Bingwah

Publisher: Artpower International Publishing

ISBN: 9881879949

Category:

Page: 304

View: 717

* These propaganda posters are of great historical interest, as they reflect different important events and periods since the foundation of the People's Republic of China and demonstrate how news was related to the Chinese population* In an innovative design feature, this book uses a 'red line' to connect the development of New China with various styles of propaganda posters* Contains a gallery of splendid posters organized by theme, which demonstrate the passion and fervor of the designersPacked with pictures, Red Print tells the story of modern-day China through its propaganda regime. It encourages us to review the past of this fascinating country through how the governing bodies presented themselves to the Chinese people.In the current era, where mass communication and information explosion is the norm, such simple propaganda posters are a source of historical interest and design inspiration. This book will be a vital addition to any collector's library, and the simple, yet aesthetically attractive style of these posters will appeal to designers worldwide.

Red Print

Red Print

Author: Hon Bingwah

Publisher: Artpower International Publishing

ISBN: 9811194467

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 300

Packed with pictures, Red Print tells the story of modern-day China through its propaganda regime. It encourages us to review the past of this fascinating country through how the governing bodies presented themselves to the Chinese people.In the current era, where mass communication and information explosion is the norm, such simple propaganda posters are a source of historical interest and design inspiration. This book will be a vital addition to any collector's library, and the simple, yet aesthetically attractive style of these posters will appeal to designers worldwide. SELLING POINTS: * These propaganda posters are of great historical interest, as they reflect different important events and periods since the foundation of the People's Republic of China and demonstrate how news was related to the Chinese population * In an innovative design feature, this book uses a 'red line' to connect the development of New China with various styles of propaganda posters * Contains a gallery of splendid posters organised by theme, which demonstrate the passion and fervour of the designers 400 colour images

Author: Shaomin Li

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1983548286

Category:

Page: 52

View: 994

The book reviews the way in which art, in the form of posters, was used by Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party to serve their revolution. It centers on the era of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and discusses the way in which the revolutionary theory of art was formed and mobilized people to use posters to "carry on the revolution to the end," as Mao called them to do. From the propaganda posters used during the Cultural Revolution, the author identifies the features of persuasion and distortion that are most common in these posters: they persuade people to do what they do not want to do, and they distort reality by showing the opposite. Based on his experience as an propaganda artist in Mao's era, the author reviews the evolution of propaganda posters in China from the revolutionary era to today, and discusses what is at the "end" of Mao's revolution - in today's China.
Redefining Propaganda in Modern China

Author: James Farley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000225761

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 960

Usage of the political keyword 'propaganda' by the Chinese Communist Party has changed and expanded over time. These changes have been masked by strong continuities spanning periods in the history of the People's Republic of China from the Mao Zedong era (1949–76) to the new era of Xi Jinping (2012–present). Redefining Propaganda in Modern China builds on the work of earlier scholars to revisit the central issue of how propaganda has been understood within the Communist Party system. What did propaganda mean across successive eras? What were its institutions and functions? What were its main techniques and themes? What can we learn about popular consciousness as a result? In answering these questions, the contributors to this volume draw on a range of historical, cultural studies, propa­ganda studies and comparative politics approaches. Their work captures the sweep of propaganda – its appearance in everyday life, as well as during extraordinary moments of mobilization (and demobilization), and its systematic continuities and discontinuities from the perspective of policy-makers, bureaucratic function­aries and artists. More localized and granular case studies are balanced against deep readings and cross-cutting interpretive essays, which place the history of the People's Republic of China within broader temporal and comparative frames. Addressing a vital aspect of Chinese Communist Party authority, this book is meant to provide a timely and comprehensive update on what propaganda has meant ideologically, operationally, aesthetically and in terms of social experience.
Chinese Posters

Author: Lincoln Cushing

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811859460

Category: Art

Page: 152

View: 222

Introduction -- People, poverty, politics, and posters -- Nature and transformation -- Production and mechanization -- Women hold up half the sky -- Serve the people -- Solidarity -- Politics in command -- After the cultural revolution.
Chinese Propaganda Seducing the World

Author: Jeanne Boden

Publisher: PUNCT

ISBN: 9789082336450

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 391

Chinese Propaganda Seducing the World offers a fascinating analysis of the Chinese Communist Party's use of propaganda to legitimize its position and strengthen its power in China and the world. The author presents a unique insider’s view of how political propaganda infiltrates private life in China. Propaganda is also the Party’s strongest tool for building China’s global power. Thanks to both Chinese and non-Chinese spreading China’s national myth, the Communist Party of China is fast seducing people all around the world. Jeanne Boden holds a PhD in Oriental Languages and Cultures (Sinology). In her 30 years of engagement with China, she has assembled an impressive archive of photographs depicting propaganda slogans in places across China, from Jilin in the Northeast to Tibet and Xinjiang in the West, from Beijing in the North to Guangdong in the South. This book presents exclusive photographs, revealing China’s extensive use of propaganda, and its deep impact domestically and internationally.