Titled "Little Judge", this "Nian Hua", or Chinese New Year poster, mix the traditional ideals of prosperity, happiness, longevity, and unity with the modern theme of building a strong country full of world-class athletes. Created by Chen Dong Xiu, published by People's Athletic Publishing House, printed by Beijing JiaoYin Printing Company, and distributed by Beijing Xinhua bookstore, this poster was published in August 1984, and priced at 16 cents. Size: 30" by 21".
Called "Nian Hua", or Chinese New Year posters, these Chinese chubby baby posters exudes happiness and strength, coupled with good luck words, symbols and motifs, it express a traditional ideals of prosperity, happiness, longevity, and unity. This poster consists of dragon and phoenix and two chubby babies, which is the symbol of strength and happiness. The poster is properly titled "Dance with Dragon and Phoenix". Size: 30" by 21". Created by Chen ZhenXin, and published by People Athletic Publi...
This Cultural Revolution Poster is a picture of Mao in the Chinese Communist Party 8th Meeting, #12 session with the Central Committee members. Developed by People's Art Publishing house in Tianjin 1969.
This unusual poster was given to the sent down youth's parents. Depicting Mao standing in front of the waves, it is appropriately titled "The Waves of Heart" and developed by Beijing Revolution Committee in February 1978. Many would later consider the 10 years of chaos a waste of these sent down youth's time and a complete disaster on Mao's behalf. Many parents never saw their children again. Size: 30" by 18.5".
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This poster consists of six paper cuts featuring Mao and the celebrating Farmers and was developed by Mao's theory propaganda advocate revolution committee, and published by An Hui Province People's Art Revolution Committee in April 1969. Revolution Committee was a byproduct of Cultural Revolution, which replaced local governments, and was dissolved after the Cultural Revolution. Paper cut posters is a very rare form of Cultural Revolution artifact due to very limited production, often only avai...
Titled "Our Flag is Communism", this poster features different classes of citizens such as the factory workers and the farmers. This poster was created by Wang Hui, published by Beijing publishing house, printed by JingMei printing company, and distributed by Xinhua Beijing bookstore. The price of it was 16 cents. Size: 30" by 21".
Titled "Our Flag is Communism", this poster features different classes of citizens such as the intellectuals and party members. Created to celebrate the 12th Chinese Communist Party Representative Meeting, this poster was created by Qiu Bai Ping, published by People's Art Publishing House, printed by Beijing Rubber Printing Company, and distributed by Xinhua Beijing bookstore in August 1982 as a first edition. The price of it was 16 cents. Size: 30" by 21".
Titled "Learn from Comrade LeiFeng”, this poster was published by People’s Art publishing house, printed by Beijng People’s Printing Company, and distributed by Beijing Bookstore in April 1990. The poster was priced at 85 cents. Post Tiananmen massacre in 1989, propaganda posters featuring Lei Feng were re-introduced by the Chinese central government in an attempt to re-educate the people by emphasis what is a desired behavior by the government. This poster was printed shortly after the i...
Titled "Night March in the Steppe", this poster originates from a story that talked about an event took place during the Long March, where the communist was in retreat. In the story, a younger red army soldier got stuck in a muddy steppe, and an older solider saved his life by sacrificing his own. The worst condition the red army ever experienced during the long march was the steppes they had to cross from the northern part of Su chuan province to reach YanAn. This poster was developed by Qi Da...
Titled "7 Matches", this poster originates from a story that talked about an event took place during the Long March, where the communist was in retreat. In the story, a dying red army soldier brought his communist membership card to a fellow soldier, along with 7 matches. Because of the harsh and cold environment, matches were considered a very valuable asset. This poster was developed by Qi Da Hu for Shanghai elementary students and published by Shanghai Educationa Publishing House.
This poster is really an advertisement for people to subscribe "Jiang Han Xu Bao", a semi monthly magazine on studying Mao's theory. On the lower right corner, it states that the magazine cost 10 cents each, and 60 cents for quarterly subscription, and one may order that magazine everywhere in the country's post office, and it is sold in Hubei province Xinhua bookstores and it is printed by Hubei Xinhua printing company. Size: 14" by 20".
The most famous, and one of the rarest posters from the Cultural Revolution is this poster, titled “Chairman Mao going to An Yuan”. Stated in fine prints, this poster belonged to the year of 1968, 4th edition. Created jointly by all of the universities in Beijing, and led by author “Liu Chuan Hua”, this poster is considered one of the finest artwork came out of Cultural Revolution by Chinese political critics, despite the strong propaganda message. On this poster, in small prints, the fo...
This is a statue of a factory worker holding a large brush, in the middle of a struggle session. Size: 8" by 3" by 11".
This is a statue of People's Liberation Army Soldier. Size: 5.5" by 3.5" by 13".
This Cultural Revolution Statue features an island red guard who is a head of the revolution committee. Size: 5" by 3.5" by 13".
This statue features a red army soldier, holding a gun. Size: 5" W by 4" D by 14" T.
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If it wasn't for the political message involved in this poster, this otherwise quite interesting image features two young children learning how to sew their clothes. The poem below says that one should inherit the Red Army soldier’s ways by not throwing away things when one could fix it. This poster was developed for kindergarten children, created by Liang Hong Tao, published by Shanghai educational department in December 1978 as a first edition. Size: 15" by 20".
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This double sided poster consists of 5 pictures of Mao in different era. This poster shows Mao being with different class and minority representatives. Given that it show Hua Guo Feng in one of them with Mao, is likely to be a company's propaganda poster used to establish Hua Guo Feng's credential as Mao's successor. Developed in early 1970s. Please refer to stock # C2391 for images for the front side of this poster. Size: 15" by 20".