We have put all other Cultural Revolution period (1966-1976) posters that are not wood block or chubby baby related under this category. Under this category, you should be able to locate variety themed posters from one child policy to Peking Operas, from cult of Mao to “Learn from Lei Feng”. We attempted to put posters that were produced before 1966 or after 1976, and not chubby baby New Year posters under "All Other Chinese Propaganda Posters". No other period in modern Chinese history that has produced this much propaganda materials, this is a limited study of them. Since we are still separating posters that fall under pre 1966 and post 1976 from this category, please expects edits made to this category to ensure its accuracy.
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Descriptions and Background of the Item
C2868
Titled "For Revolution, implement late marriage policy", this original Chinese propaganda poster was one of the early one child policy posters featuring female farmers and male factory workers. In this poster, it encouraged the workers and farmers to get married late, in order to control China's population growth. Worth noting about this poster is that it was created by Shanxi Revolutionary Committee Birth Planning Leaders Group in August 1973 and published by Shanghai publishing h ...click for details
C2836
This poster show a photo of Mao Ze Dong, vice chairman Lin Biao and the daughter of Jiao Yu Lu. Photo was taken in 1966, by journalist of the People's Daily, 0.03 Yuan.
C2835
This black and white poster shows Mao Ze Dong completing swimming in the Yangzi river. The Yangzi River swim signifying Chairman Mao's reinstating his power in the Chinese government. Titled "Chairman Interviewing the swim team in the Yangzi river." This poster was made from a newspaper photo taken in September 1966. Photos taken by a New China news journalist. 0.05 Yuan.
C2834
Titled "Chairman Mao is the sun in our hearts", this poster shows Mao Ze Dong is the background, where there are people representing the world in the foreground, holding the red books. This is large size print poster. People's Art Publishing. 1969. 0.16 Yuan.
C2833
Titled "Yu Gong moves the mountain spirit can change China", this visually stimulating poster shows the people doing heavy construction work in a village. Part of the image shows that people are holding the flag that says "support the village team, "Mao's Thoughts team" or "Youth Team". Another side of the poster shows images of people conducting criticism sessions and other revolutionary activities. The legend of Yu Gong states the story of an old man tryi ...click for details
C2832
Titled "Whoever is anti chairman Mao will get his dog head broken", this poster was printed by the People's Fine Art Publishing house and developed by the revolutionary guards. The image shows a PLA soldier, a peasant, a worker and a young red guard. 1968, 0.14 Yuan.
C2822
Titled "The new spring is awaiting for the arrival of Chairman Mao," this poster shows Mao Ze Dong being welcomed to the homes of the northern peasants. People's Fine Art Publishing house. Reproduction of a poster from October 1959. 0.16 Yuan.
C2821
Titled "the Proletarian class hero Li Yu He", this is a movie poster from the Modern Revolutionary Peking opera called the legend of Red Lantern. Li Yuhe was portrayed as the selfless underground communist party member who helped his comrades while doing underground work to undermine the enemy, the Nationalist. People's Fine Art Publishing. 1970. 0.16 Yuan.
C2820
This movie poster shows the young hero named Pang Dong Zi in the back right hand side, whereas a few young children who are holding Mao's Thoughts books, Lei Feng story book, knives, bullhorn, and shovels, looking happy and inspired. Pang Dong Zi is a movie character who joined the red army when he was literately a young child. Titled "Learn from Pang Dongzi, Be the good children of the Chinese Communist Party." People's Fine Art Publishing. 1975. 0.16 Yuan. We had and sold thi ...click for details
C2819
Titled "Continue the revolution to the end," this poster shows a female peasant soldier holding a Mao's Thoughts book, wearing a Mao's pin, and holding a rifle. The background is the heroine from the Modern Revolution Peking Opera The Red Lantern. People's Fine Art Publishing. June 1968. 0.18 Yuan.
C2818
This poster of Mao Ze Dong is a series of pro Mao posters developed during the Cultural Revolution. The theme is consistent, so is the lay out of the poster. This poster shows an Mao Zedong waving. On the two sides are quotation of Chairman Mao. People's Fine Art Publishing House. August 1988. 0.12 Yuan.
C2817
This poster of Mao Ze Dong is a series of pro Mao posters developed during the Cultural Revolution. The theme is consistent, so is the lay out of the poster. This poster shows an Mao Zedong in straw hat, standing in the farm field, smiling. The title of the poster is "The People's Commune is good." Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House. February 1969.
C2816
This poster of Mao Ze Dong is a series of pro Mao posters developed during the Cultural Revolution. The theme is consistent, so is the lay out of the poster. This poster shows an aging Mao sitting down, and the bottom shows a quotation from Mao's Thoughts. Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House. July 1968.
C2815B
This poster of Mao Ze Dong is a series of pro Mao posters developed during the Cultural Revolution. The theme is consistent, so is the lay out of the poster. Titled "Wish Chairman Mao lives forever", Mao's picture is framed by his calligraphy and poems on the two sides. Tienjin People's Fine Art Publishing House. 1968. 0.16 Yuan.
C2815
This unusual poster shows the four leaders of China, Mao Ze Dong, Zhou Enlai, Zhude and Liu Shao Qi in their happier days. This poster came from a photo that was banned during the Cultural Revolution, due to the fallen status of Liu Shaoqi and Zhude. Post the Cultural Revolution, in the wake of Liu Shaoqi's status being re-established as an important leader in the Chinese Communist Party, before his tragic death during the Cultural Revolution, this poster surfaced as a way of emphasizing the ...click for details
C2811
This Cultural Revolution poster shows an aging Chairman Mao clapping. The poster is designed in such a way that the edges have framed feel to it. Created by China Movie Production Company. November 1965.
C2810
Titled "Unite the world people, down with the American Invaders and other running dogs", this Cultural Revolution poster shows a strong image of people of color, including Latin Americans, Arabs, Asians and Africans united and fighting against what appears to be the representatives of American Imperialist. Running dogs refer to the followers, and in this case anyone who cites with America foreign policies. Chongqing literature education publishing, 1970.
C2809
This slogan of "Agriculture studies Da Zai" was used to promote the success of People's Commune. Da Zai is a village that worked well under the context of People's Commune, where selfless spirits were exercised and renovation and modernization of farming techniques were apparently implemented. The Da Zai spirit, which refers to people getting together to create an utopia like environment from nothing, is something everyone wanted to have in the farm land. Regardless of the soci ...click for details
C2808
Titled "Revolution promotes production," this lively poster shows ceramicists painting an elaborate vase to show the great love for the country's fine art and the traditional artistry. In the background a plaque shows that the group of ceramicist has been awarded an outstanding unit. People's Fine Art publishing house, 1974. Created by He Shuxui. 0.16 yuan.
C2807B
This poster titled "Warm Celebration of the Chinese Communist Party9th Representatives Meeting" has warm tone all over. The people are represented by the soldiers, the farmers, the workers and even the intellects. People are shown holding Mao's Thoughts books. Created by Shanghai Art Publishing House. 0.08 Yuan.
C2807
Titled "Mao Ze Dong is the red sun in the hearts of all people of the world", this poster.This symbolic political propaganda poster shows Mao Ze Dong's picture in the background, whereas the foreground is a line of people representing the friends of China. Chinese Ethnic minorities and Africans are strategically positioned in the posters. Created and published by Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Revolutionary Committee Mao's Essay Study group in April 1968.
C2806
This propaganda poster is symbolic of the unity of minority folks in China. In this poster, the ethnic minorities (China has an estimated 55 ethnic minorities) are walking forward or dancing forward, clearly celebrating the country's unity. Some of the prominent minority groups featured on the poster is Mongolian, Tibetan and Xinjiang Muslims. Mao Ze Dong's picture is hanging from the front entrance of the People's Congress. Printed by People's Art Publishing House in September 1 ...click for details
C2805
Jing Qing, Madam Mao rose to political power during the Cutural Revolution by riding on the wave of a series of modern Peking Opera which represented revolutionary themes. This poster, showing Madam Mao in army coat, and PLA hat, holding a book titled "Mao Ze Dong thoughts", the background shows a variety of these modern Peking Opera Revolutionary plays, and on the center, a head shot of Mao Ze Dong. Zhejiang Worker, Farmer and PLA university, Wang Zhong Da, Zhenjiang People's Art ...click for details
C2804
This poster shows Mao Ze Dong visiting a Chinese shipyard in Shanghai. Titled "Great Leader, Unlimited Strength." This poster was created by Jiang Nan Shipyard Revolutionary Committee, published by Shanghai People's Publishing house and printed in December 1972.
C2803
Titled "At the side of Chairman Mao", this poster shows Mao Ze Dong surrounded by young and old farmers, symbolic of his close relationship with proletarian class. This poster originates from a painting done by Liu Wenxi in Xi'an 1959. Published by People's Publishing House in 1961. 0.16 Yuan.
C2802
This poster shows Zhou Enlai, the first Chinese premier surrounded by happy children. Titled "Earnest Hope", this poster portrays Zhou Enlai telling children the study hard. Created by Wang Zhen Yu. Liangning People's Publishing House, June 1971. 0.11 Yuan.
C2801
Printed in 1972, this Cultural Revolution poster depicts a scene from the celebration of the establishment of People's Commune in 1958, while Mao Ze Dong was visiting Henan province's Qi Li Ying, he said to the villagers "The People's Commune is good." Created by Tianjin Art Creation Group, published by Tianjin Art Publishing house in January 1972. 0.10 Yuan.
C2800
This poster titled "Mao Ze Dong at Jing Gang Mountain" shows a young Mao Ze Dong sitting on rock, with the background of Jing Gang Mountain. Jing Gang Shan, Jing Gang Mountain is symbolic of Mao Ze Dong's leadership and his vision to unite the oppressed masses to fight against and fight against the ruling class. Created by Liu Chun Hua and Wang Hui, October 1969. Jingxi Xihua bookstore.
C2799
Titled "Uncle Lei Feng tells us a story", this school propaganda poster shows Lei Feng, the model soldier surrounded by Young Pioneers, Lei Feng is seen reading a story to the kids. This poster is symbolic of young children follow's Lei Feng's selfless spirit, and continue the "serve the people" road. Published by Shanghai People's Art Publishing house, December 1964. 11th Print run. total 2.1 million copies were made.
C2798
This poster is a popular form of propaganda posters during the Cultural Revolution. It shows a waving aging Mao Ze Doing in the center, and on the two sides in red backgrounds are slogans taken from Mao's Red Books, emphasizing socialism, Marxism, Leninism and Chinese Communist Party. People's Art Publishing House. 0.12 Yuan
C2797
This poster shows the first premier of China, Zhou Enlai working with other foot soldiers during the days of Yanan. Zhou En Lai, the beloved premier of China, was one of the less controversial communist leaders during the Mao era. He was regarded by the people as the one who had remained level headed during the years of Cultural Revolution, though the opinions do differ from one source to another. This was a poster produced by the People's Liberation Army publishing company in March 1970. 30 ...click for details

C2795

This modern opera poster from the Cultural Revolution era is for a well known story called "the Red Detachment of Soldiers", referring to the story of the red detachment of women soldiers story. This is one of the eight Modern Revolutionary Peking Opera movie posters. Produced by China Movie Production Company, October 1967. 0.08 Yuan.
C2793
This modern opera poster from the Cultural Revolution era is for a well known story called "the Legend of Red Lantern", referring to the story of an orphan of two communist party members's undercover work with several other pro communist party citizens. This is one of the eight Modern Revolutionary Peking Opera movie posters. Produced by China Movie Production Company, October 1967. 0.08 Yuan.
C2792
This modern opera poster from the Cultural Revolution era is for a well known story called "Taken the Tiger Mountain by Strategy", referring to the story of one PLA soldier strategically penetrate a Nationalist Party regiment. This is one of the eight Modern Revolutionary Peking Opera movie posters. Produced by China Movie Production Company, October 1967. 0.08 Yuan.
C2791
This modern opera poster from the Cultural Revolution era is for a well known story called Sweeping the White Tiger Regiment, referring to the story of the PLA soldiers fighting against the Nationalist soldiers. This is one of the eight Modern Revolutionary Peking Opera movie posters. Produced by China Movie Production Company, October 1967. 0.08 Yuan.
C2790
This Cultural Revolution Peking Oera Poster is for a well known Modern Peking Opera praising a young woman who escaped from the landowners' mistreatment and helped the red army to rescue fellow villagers called "The White Hair Girl." These Modern Peking Operas were used as propaganda materials to praise the proletarian classes that represented the masses. Published by Chinese Movie Company in October 1967. This is one of the eight opera posters representing eight major Modern Revol ...click for details
C2789
This modern opera poster from the Cultural Revolution era is for a well known story called "Sha Jia Bang", a story that talks about the general masses fighting against the Nationalist Army. This is one of the eight Modern Revolutionary Peking Opera movie posters. Produced by China Movie Production Company, October 1967. 0.08 Yuan.
C2788
This Cultural Revolution Movie Poster is for a well known Modern Peking Opera praising a female communist leader called "On the Dock." These Modern Peking Operas were used as propaganda materials to praise the proletarian classes that represented the masses. Published by Chinese Movie Company in October 1967. 0.08 Yuan.
C2786
This movie poster is from the Cultural Revolution Movie "The East is Red". A large production during the Cultural Revolution, this sing and dance movie extravaganza shows the rise of the people and the class struggle. This poster was distributed by Chinese Cultural Department in 1974. Price is 0.10 Yuan.
C2785
This poster shows Mao Ze Dong shaking the hands of Xin Jiang Uighurs peasant Kuerban.tudumu. Xin Jiang, which literately translates to New Territory is home to eight million Uighurs, who have much closer religious, ethnic, and cultural ties with their independent neighbors than with the rest of China and who see in the new republics a model for their own independence. This poster shows the Chinese governement's propaganda machine at work, showing that the central government's position ...click for details
C2784
This poster is taken from a painting right after the Cultural Revolution, with Hua Gong Feng succeeding Mao Ze Dong. This rare footage shows Hua Gong Feng with then Vice Chairman Deng Xiao Ping and the peasant-turned-into Vice premier Chen Yong Gui. 1974. 0.12 yuan.

 

C2782

This smiling Mao poster is a picture taken from Mao Ze Dong in the Yan An airport during the civil war period. The image was from 1945.
C2781
This black and white poster shows Mao Ze Dong and Lin Biao, his heir apparent walking on the Tiananmen Square, in the process of reviewing the Cultural Revolution Army, for the 6th time, as evidenced by the title of the poster. Printed in 1967 Shanghai People's Art Publishing House. Shanghai Guang Hua printing company. 0.08 Yuan.
C2780
This black and white poster was from a picture taken in 1969 showing Mao Ze Dong, Lin Biao and Zhou En Lai at the ballot of the 9th Central Committee Member of CCP meeting.
C2778
This black and white poster featuring Mao Ze Dong and Lin Biao in the communist party meeting seats, shaking the hand of an boarder defense PLA soldier named Sun Yu Guo. This poster, which was taken by a Xinhua reporter in 1970, was priced at 3 Chinese cents. In the poster, it is titled "At the Ninth Representative meeting, Great Leader Chairman Mao and his close comrade Lin Biao Vice Chairman meets boarder defense soldiers’ representative comrade Sun Yu Guo." This poster reflects Chin ...click for details
C2776
Titled "Time is Money," this poster features the famous Canadian doctor Norman Bethune, Dr. Bai Qiuen, riding a horse, racing to rescue another patient. According to Wikipedia, the following was said about Dr. Bethune: "Bethune was an early proponent of universal health care, the success of which he observed during a visit to the Soviet Union. As a doctor in Montréal, Bethune frequently sought out the poor and gave them free medical care. As a thoracic surgeon, he travelled to Spa ...click for details
C2774
This Chinese birth control propaganda poster is titled "For Revolution, Must implement late marriage system", in the poster it shows farmers and workers looking ahead with the blossoming flowers in the background. One child policy was implemented in 1978, this poster which was produced by Shanxi revolutionary committee birth control leaders office, was distributed by Shanghai People's Art publishing house in August 1973. Price of the poster was 12 Chinese cents. The poster was a pr ...click for details
C2763
This is a Chinese Health department magazine cover. On the left side it says “Actively prevent and flu season, on the top in red is Mao’s Quotation, which stresses the importance of people’s health and disease prevention. Pictures on the poster shows children jogging, people opening windows to let fresh air in, visiting nurses and some Chinese herbalist advise of burning vinegar and use the smell to prevent catching a cold. Developed by Beijing Health Department, in October 1975.
C2759
Titled "conduct revolutionary criticism", this original poster depicts an older farmer lady holding her fist, conducting a revolutionary criticism session, and a group of revolutionary committee members writing big character poster titled "Deeper development of revolutionary criticism, down with Liu Shao Qi." This poster was developed as part of poster series for air defense and was developed by the Capital City People's Air Defense People's Leader Group in 1970.
C2758
This poster titled “Liu Hu Lan’s Story”, was made for the kindergarten class students, published by Shanghai educational publishing house in mid 1980s. Created by Xu Chun Zhong. Liu Hu Lan is a feminist and women activist, she was considered a hero who led the movements against the Nationalist Party from her village, which resulted to her execution in 1947. She joined the Chinese communist party in 1946 and was the Secretary to the Women's Federation in her village, which she set up after b ...click for details
C2757
feminist and activist and a hero who led the movements against the Nationalist Party from her village, which resulted to her execution in 1947. She joined the Chinese communist party in 1946 and was the Secretary to the Women's Federation in her village, which she set up after becoming a member to the Chinese communist party. This poster titled “Liu Hu Lan’s Story”, was made for the kindergarten class students, published by Shanghai educational publishing house originally in September 198 ...click for details
C2756
This original Chinese movie poster was produced by Beijing Movie Company, for a movie made in the 1970s, titled "Female Flight Pilot." This Chinese movie poster was distributed by Beijing Movie Distribution company and has scenes from the movie on her life as a female pilot and her revolutionary background. Scenes included in this movie poster included her studying of Mao's Thoughts.
C2744
In 1976, Huo Guo Feng succeeded Mao Ze Dong to become the Chairman of China. His career was short lived. In 1978, Deng Xiao Ping took over and made the announcement of "Getting Rich is Glorious." Hua Guo Feng's legacy had become the unfortunate mockery, coined by Mao's words of "If you are taking care of it, I don't have to worry,” as seen in this poster. This sentence was originally used to refer Mao entrusting Hua to be his successor, however, since Hua Guo Feng was ...click for details

C2738

This air defense strategy poster created during the early 1970s was aimed to educate people of China on how to take shelter during an air strike. Titled “Disperse and Take Shelter”, this educational poster shows people walking into a bomb shelter and management of traffic, electricity and fire. Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”. 1970.

C2737
Titled “Maintain social order and protect the safety,” this poster shows Mao’s quotations on the left and on the right, pictures of PLA and national guards solving crimes. Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”. 1970.

C2736
Titled “the identification of enemy aircrafts”, this interesting and military unusual poster documented different type of military planes from Soviet Union, America, and Taiwan. Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”. 1970.

C2735
Titled “the distinction of aircraft insignia”, this interesting and military unusual poster has Mao’s quotations on the left hand side and a variety of different aircraft insignias on the right. Each country is listed with some of the countries were dunned with derogatory terms. For instance, under the American insignia, America was referred as “American Imperialist”, under the Taiwan insignia, America was referred as “Jiang Bandit”, referring to Jiang Jie Shi’s army. Mao’s quotation says “Who ...click for details

C2734
Titled “’Shooting at the sky”, this poster demonstrate the correct ways for people to use rifle to shoot at the sky. Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”. 1970.

C2733
Titled “’Shooting at the sky”, this poster demonstrate the ways that people can save reservoirs, factories and bridges. Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”. 1970.

C2732
Titled “People’s Air Force Preparation Work”, this poster shows that the people’s preparation in terms of group organization and technical training and preparation. Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”. 1970.

C2731
This air defense strategy poster created during the early 1970s was aimed to educate people of China on how to take shelter during an air strike. Titled “Disperse and Take Shelter”, this educational poster shows different ways people should hide during an air strike. The five demonstrative pictures were accompanied by descriptions of the types of behavior that were expected of the citizens and the places to go in an event of an air strike from the enemy planes. Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”. 1970.
C2729
Chinese military defense poster from 1970. It gives directions on how to guide people into shelters and how to prevent chaos in case of air force strike by the enemies. 30" x 20".

C2728
Titled "Protect from nuclear weapon, chemical weapon and biochemical viruses," this poster shows the detailed prevention to nuclear weapons. Background banner says "Down with American Imperialism, down with Soviet Hegemony." Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”. 1970.

C2727
Titled “people’s Air defense preparation work”, this early 1970s poster was created by Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office. 30” x 20”.

C2726
This poster shows Lin Biao conducting meetings with the PLA soldiers on the importance of people’s air defense. Mao’s quotations were prominently displayed. Shan Xi People’s Air Defense Commending Office, 1970. 30” x 20”.

C2724
This poster is titled “Bomb the ‘Daughter’s Philosophy’” and shows women soldiers conducting criticism against an ancient essay on the daughter’s philosophy.” This poster was in reference to Mao’s words of “Women can hold up half of the sky.” Shanghai armed force 6386 division. August 1975, 0.11 yuan. Created by Feng You Kang. 30” x 20”.

C2723
Titled “Unite the Proletarian Class!” this poster shows the representatives of the Great Proletarian Class citizens, the farmer, the soldier and the worker. Excellent graphics. 30” x 20”.

C2722
Titled “Not only just People’s Post office worker, but also Communist Party’s propaganda advocator,” this poster shows that a female postal office worker, whose bicycles are full of People’s Liberation Army Daily newspapers and she’s sitting on a rock studying a Communist Party magazine called “the Red Flag.” 30” x20”.

C2721
Titled “For revolution, one must save cardboard and recycle paper products, including paper boxes.” The poster demonstrates that for every ton of cardboard recycled, the country can produce the equivalent of 1700 kg of corn, 570 kg of charcoal, 350 kilowatts-hours and 100 cubic meters of water. A list of recycling centers in Beijing with phone numbers and addresses, as well as the types of recyclables were listed. A rare early Chinese environmental protection and conservation poster. 30" x 20".

C2720
Cultural Revolution Play, Du Juan Shan was a play based on the class struggle themes and the praise of the PLA army. In this play poster, the description of the poster basically says that under the guidance of the Chinese Communist Party, He Xiang, who is the heroine, taught the hero Lei Gang to follow the revolutionary truth and achieved victory (against the Nationalist Party.) Du Juan Shan was a popular movie and play during the Cultural Revolution, loved by millions of Chinese, the hero and heroine fought the Nationalist Party led armies and achieved victory. He Bei People's Publishing, October 1974. Print run: 860,000. 30" x 20".

C2719
This rare Chinese air field defense, nuclear, biochemical and chemical warfare poster series in both Mongolian and Chinese consists of 22 individual full size 30" x 20" posters with vivid images and detail explanations on defense strategy and tactical movements, such as chemical, nuclear, and biochemical war fare threat and reaction, post air strike rescue, and with introduction page of Mao Ze Dong's Thought. In addition to tactical defense strategy, this poster series also shows the importance of study Mao's thoughts, and conduct "Criticize Confucianism, Criticize Lin Biao, Liu Shao Qi" study sessions, with very distinct poster image within the poster showing the slogan of "Down with American Imperialism and Down with Soviet Hegemony". This poster series is so comprehensive in its content and image that it not only represented the early 1970s changing political atmosphere, but also represented a region specific, in this case Inner Mongolia's tense military environment. See details at www.zitantique.com/c2719.html.
C2718
Rare People's Air Defense educational poster, created by Inner Mongolian Autonomy Area Defense office, in Mongolian and Chinese. 30” x 20”.

C2711
During the Cultural Revolution, under Madam Mao (Jiang Qing)’s guidance, the country of China re-defined pop culture by reinventing Peking Opera and Ballet stories to include class struggle themes. This rare ballet play poster depicts a scene from the Revolutionary Ballet, The Red Army Detachments. The title of the poster is “Red Sun Shines through the Yang Ge Zhuang.” The headline of the poster on the chalk board says “Only by saving the entire human race can the proletarian class free itself.” The poster shows the heroine of the ballet, Wu Qing Hua. Shanghai People’s Publishing. March 1971. 30” x 20”.

C2710
Modern Revolution Ballet The Red Detachment Women Soldiers. Poster with song from the ballet of the Red Detachment Women soldiers. This chapter of the play is called “The People and the Soldiers are united and are as close as one family.” Tianjin People’s Publishing House: February 1971. 0.14 Yuan’ 30” x 21”

C2709
During the Cultural Revolution, under Madam Mao (Jiang Qing)’s guidance, the country of China re-defined pop culture by reinventing Peking Opera and Ballet stories to include class struggle themes. This rare ballet play poster depicts a scene from the Revolutionary Ballet, The White Hair Girl. The title of the poster is “Red Sun Shines through the Yang Ge Zhuang.” The headline also says “Beloved Chairman Mao, People’s savior.” May 1973. He Bei People’s Art Publishing. 0.14 yuan. 30” x 20”.
C2707
During the Cultural Revolution, under Madam Mao (Jiang Qing)’s guidance, the country of China re-defined pop culture by reinventing Peking Opera and Ballet stories to include class struggle themes. This poster came from a picture taken from one of the most well known Revolution Peking Opera. The Red Lantern. The description of the poster describes the scene “Sending Telegraph to Bo Shan Hill”, in this scene, Tie Mei, the main heroine of the opera, with the help of her neighbors, brought an important telegraph to the Anti Japan Resistance Force led by the Red Army based in Bo Shan. This scene shows the hand over of the telegraph from Tie Mei to the Guerilla team captain. Dec 1970. Shanghai Publishing house. 30” x 20".

C2706
During the Cultural Revolution, under Madam Mao (Jiang Qing)’s guidance, the country of China re-defined pop culture by reinventing Peking Opera and Ballet stories to include class struggle themes. This rare ballet play poster depicts a scene from the Red Army Detachment, and on the right the description says the following: “Hong Chang Qing carries deep Great Proletarian Class sprits and showed Wu Qing Hua the road to revolution.” Tian Jin Art Publishing House. 1970. 0.14. Good condition. 30” x 20”

C2703
The title of the poster says “The people of the world loves Chairman Mao”, the small banners shown in the posters have the slogan of “down with American Imperialism”, “Long Live to the Cultural Revolution,” “All counterrevolutionaries are paper tigers! Success belongs to Vietnam, American Imperialism will be defeated!” August 1969, 0.16 yuan, People’s publishing house. 30” x 20”

C2702
The slogan for this poster says “Must hold the word of “loyalty” when facing the great leader Chairman Mao; Must use the word of “implementation” when using the Great Mao Ze Dong Thoughts”. Varies of Proletarian class citizens were seen in the background holding Mao’s Thoughts book. Sep 1969. Print run 460,000. Distributed by local Xinhua bookstores. 30" x 20".

C2701
Perhaps the most infamous poster originated from early Cultural Revolution, this poster titled Group Ugliness) portrayed in a cartoon drawing format, depicted one hundred Communist leaders (with names written next to the person) and “counter-revolutionary” writers post the fall of previous Chinese chairman Liu Shao Qi. The obvious explanation was that the author noted the fall of Liu Shao Qi and painted a picture to depict all the comrades that followed Liu Shao Qi’s capitalist road, however, the hidden message, which was interrupted by the Chinese Communist Party was that it named majority of the senior members of Communist Party and thus it made the CCP looked bad. The author, who was the Chinese Central Fine Art University student, was criticized for making fun of the Chinese Communist Party and the Cultural Revolution, was arrested shortly after and was imprisoned. He subsequently disappeared and was thought to be executed by the CCP. The poster, viewed as one of the best representations of the CCP leaders, was done in detail and was done so vividly even without the names next to their face, one could guess who he was painting about. A few notable communist leaders were De Xiao Ping, Liu Shao Qi, Peng De Huai, Lin Feng and Wang Ming. As recently revealed by a Chinese insider source, the author was the son of a famous Chinese historian Jian Bo Zan. Created in 1967. This particular poster was printed by the local revolutionary red guards, copying the original large “Group Ugliness” poster that was published in the news media. A rare find in the Chinese Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution artifact. 29” x 20”.
C2699
Titled “Follow Chairman Mao’s May Seven Directive Marching Forward Bravely,” this poster was created by Chinese Military Museum, published by People’s Publishing House in 1971. The poster originates from an oil painting which showed the PLA soldiers, military nurses and national guards holding the red flag and Mao’s red books marching forward. The woman soldier in the background is holding a board that says “Conduct Revolutionary Big Criticism.” 30” x 20”. See more descriptions of the poster and other May 7th directives at Stefan Lansberger’s site, located here: http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/m7.html
C2698
This rare Chinese late Cultural Revolution poster shows the title of "Serve the People wholeheartedly" with a smiling female villager, an elder woman and a a child holding a Chinese lantern. During the late Cultural Revolution phase, the government wanted to encourage people to be selfless, and therefore they had erected Lei Feng as a national hero, and the motto was to serve the people. This poster was a timely reflection of the political environment of the period. Lots of traditional motifs were employed in this poster, which reflects a change in people's desire to return to traditional values and longing for a stable and peaceful society. During the Cultural Revolution, production was halted and people were going hungry in many villages. The strong women and chubby child represent the artist's wish to depict a healthy and prosperous farming society, which was hard to find during the Cultural Revolution. Blossoming plum flower, Fish and lantern represents good luck and happiness, again are motifs that symbolize a prosperous society that the millions of Chinese farmers were longing for. Published by People's Art publishing house, created by Shen Daci, 0.16 yuan. 30" x 20".

C2697
Titled "Chairman Mao visiting our Happy Tunnel," this poster shows Mao Ze Dong visiting happy villagers and the celebration of the villagers upon Mao's arrival. Published in 1973 by the People's Publishing House, created by Qin Wen Mei, 0.18 yuan. 30" x 20".

C2696
Titled "Follow Chairman Mao closely, thrive under the big wind and waves," this poster shows the resolve of young sent down youth who gather around Mao. According to the small imprints, was published by People's Athletic Publishing house in June 1966. Print run 125,000, 0.28 yuan. 30" x 20".

C2695
This interesting poster shows the Gang of Four, who had fallen from grace at the time. The each member of the gang of four had been given crime names as the following per this poster: Zhang Chun Qian - the nationalist party member, Wang Hong Wen - the new capitalist member, Jiang Jing - Sell out, and Yao Wen Yuan - non proletarian class member. The poster was published by Shangdong People's Publishing House in March 1977, 0.10 yuan. 27" x 20".

C2694
This black and white poster shows Mao Ze Dong, Li Biao, Zhou En Lai, Jiang Qing and Kang Sheng, the original Cultural Revolution group members together at the top of the Tiananmen Square. The title of the poster describes the above gathering. The poster originates from a black and white photo and was given by the Central Cultural Revolution Group in November 1966. 19.5" x 14".

C2683
Titled "Follow Chairman Mao's May 7th Direction March Forward Bravely," this poster was published by People's Art Publishing house, in April 1969, price of the poster was 0.22 yuan. May 7th Directives refers to Mao's speech, which was released on May 7, 1966. In this speech, Mao suggested to set up cadre schools for cadres and intellectuals to be "sent down" from the cities, where they held posts in the government and companies, to be re-educated via performing ma ...click for details
C2682
This poster features Mao in PLA uniform and army general coat, with background of marching male and female PLA soldiers. Titled "Chinese People's Liberation Army is a people's army created, led and directed by Chairman Mao. Published by Jiang Su, Ning Bo Xinhua publishing house, in July 1967. 0.28 yuan. 30" x 21".
C2681
This Mao poster has the slogans of "Revolutionary Committee is Good" on the top and "Long Live to the success of the Great Proletarian Class Cultural Revolution's full success". Printed by North Eastern New Lights publishing house in Febuary 1967. 30" x 21".
C2680
Titled "Warm celebration of the establishment of Beijing Revolutionary Committee", this vibrant, multi colored Cultural Revolution propaganda poster shows the people, mainly the representatives of the Revolutionary Committee members such as the farmers, PLA soldiers, and the factory workers waving Mao's photos, Mao's red books and the word of "Double Happiness" amongst a sea of red flags. On the upper left corner, it says "Long live to the great leader Chairman M ...click for details
C2679
This Cultural Revolution Poster features Mao Ze Dong surrounded by a number of young children, Young Pioneers, to be precise, these young children were giving flowers to the smiling Chairman. Titled "Our beloved Chairman Mao", this poster was published by People's Publishing House, in October 1961, 0.15 yuan.
C2675
The five principles were disciplines and rules that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army had established to regulate the army soldiers. Mao saw the PLA as the defense for the Chinese Communist party and served the party without questioning the party’s directions. The five principles ensured that all soldiers must follow the rules. Printed in 1957. 30” x 21”.
C2674
Titled “Unite the world people, down with American Invaders and all running dogs,” this wood block print shows the people with resolved look and holding weapons. The representation of the people include the Africans, the Southeast Asians, and Latin Americans. No date. Size: 30” x 21”.

C2673
Titled “Long live to Great Chairman Mao, long live to the world people’s unity,” this poster shows Mao Ze Dong and Lin Biao in the foreground, and the people of the world with different nationalities in the background. Published by Beijing People’s Art Publishing House in 1967, 0.10 yuan. 30” x 21”.
C2672
Titled “Read Chairman Mao’s book, listen to Chairman Mao’s words, Follow Chairman Mao’s direction to do things, and Be Chairman Mao’s good student,” this poster shows Mao Ze Dong in the background, with the People’s Liberation Army soldier, the peasant and the worker, as representations of the great proletarian class citizens. The PLA soldier is seen holding a “Selected works of Mao Ze Dong.” Created by Qi De Dan, published by Jiang xi people’s publishing house, 4th edition, December 1964. print ...click for details
C2671
Titled “Read Chairman Mao’s book, listen to Chairman Mao’s words, Follow Chairman Mao’s direction to do things, and Be Chairman Mao’s good student,” this poster shows Mao Ze Dong in the background, with the People’s Liberation Army soldier, the peasant and the worker, as representations of the great proletarian class citizens. The PLA soldier is seen holding a “Selected works of Mao Ze Dong.” Created by Qi De Dan, published by Jiang xi people’s publishing house, 4th edition, December 1964. print ...click for
C2670
This Chinese school history class poster is an image for the “May Fourth Movement”, whereby Beida students (Beijing University) organized a protest against Confucianism, and love the country, and against the foreign invasion of Taiwan. Published by People’s Art publishing house, July 1976. 0.16 yuan. 30” x 21”.
C2669
This poster features Mao, Zhou En Lai and two model farmers sitting together and having a small chat. Mao wanted to have all people to learn from the peasants, and set up campaigns to sent millions of school age kids and youth to the countryside. This poster titled “Chinese People have courage” shows that the close relationship the central government has with the peasants. Shanghai people art publishing house. June 1978. 0.14 yuan.
C2668
This elementary school education poster was for the Chinese class classroom hanging poster. It depicts children visiting Mao’s old hometown. Edited by People’s Publishing house and published by Educational Pictorial Publishing house, this poster was one of the 14 posters that make it into one series. Published in July 1956, it was printed on imported Dao Lin paper. Print run is 60,000. 3.20 yuan for the set.
C2667
Titled “Must solve the problem of Hai River,” this writing by Mao was a direction given by Mao regarding the flood problems at Hai River, in northern China. The problem since got solved. This poster was a propaganda poster intended to praise Mao for his attention to detail. 30” x 21”. HeBei People’s Art Publishing House. December 1968. 0.14 yuan.
C2666
Poster of the aging chairman Mao sitting on a chair. The bottom of the poster says “Wish our most loved great leader Chairman Mao live forever.” Produced by Xihua publishing house, published by Shanghai People’s Art Publishing house, October 1968. 0.10 yuan.
C2662
This poster created by the Capital City of XinJiang, (Xinjiang, is short for Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, one-sixth of China's total territory, making it China's largest province. Xinjiang borders Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. With a population of over 19 million, Xinjiang is home to 47 ethnic groups including the Uygur, the major ethnic group in Xinjiang.) Wu Lu Mu Qi's Cultural Center revol ...click for details
C2661
Large 1996 propaganda poster in celebration of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China featured Mao and his generals. An image that was not seen before or during the Cultural Revolution, since Mao had rid of most of the generals who fought with him during his years as the chairman of China. This large poster, measured 42” x 25”, was intended to reinstate these generals in the Chinese history. The poster was carefully designed to incorporate symbols of China, such as the flower of Peo ...click for details
C2660
Titled “Conduct Big Criticism of Capitalism, Work Hard towards Socialism,” this poster created by Jiao Hua Zhi in December 1975, published by People’s Fine Art Publishing house, shows Chinese people’s enthusiasm in building a socialist country under the leadership of the CCP. A farmer is holding a map that says “Agriculture learns from Da Zai Planning Blueprint.” Da Zai, a model village during the Cultural Revolution. 31” x 25”.
C2659
Titled “Raise Chairman Mao’s Great Flag, Follow Closely to Chairman Hua, march forward successfully,” this Chinese Propaganda poster was created to promote Huao Gung Feng’s position as the successor to Mao, as determined by the 11th National Representative Meeting for Chinese Communist Party. Unfortunately for Hua, his leadership was short lived. In late 70’s, Deng Xiao Ping, whose words of “Getting Rich is Glorious”, made him a Western world’s favorite, took over the leadership of CCP. Yang Sho ...click for details
C2658
This poster is titled “Long live to the Red Sun of the world’s people, Chairman Mao”, in both Chinese and Mongolian, this poster was developed by Inner Mongolian Self regulating district revolutionary committee Chairman Mao’s Books Publishing house office in April 1969. The poster shows Mao in the middle, like the red sun, while the people of the world, as represented by Arabic, Latin America, Africa and other Asian countries people holding the red books. 30” x 21”
C2656
Titled “Revolutionary Committee is Good,” this poster shows the background of the establishment of the Shanghai Revolutionary Committee, which marks another milestone of the Cultural Revolution. With the establishment of Revolutionary Committee in 1968, Mao switched the local governing force from the Red Guards to the Revolutionary Committee, restored the order in the local level and stopped the infighting among the different factions of the Red Guards. Artists: Ling Kang Hua, Chen Ding Qiang, Z ...click for details
C2646
This poster titled “Long Live to Marxism, Leninism and Mao’s thoughts” was created by Lu Xun (a pro communist writer in the 1920s – 30s of China) Art Collage, Produced by Liang Ling Xinhua Bookstore, in 1971. 0.24 Yuan. As all Chinese political propaganda posters are created with very purposed look, and each element of the design was well thought out. In this poster, it features Mao in the front, smiling and look ahead, while Marx, Engles, Lenin and Stalin in the background. The lower part of t ...click for details
C2637
Titled "Soviet Union is our best friend", this rare set of 6 independent posters feature a variety of black and white photos of Soviet's participation in building a Communist China, many are photos that were banned after Soviet-China split in the 1950s. The poster also featured a photo of Soviet establishing dimplatic relations with China in 1949. Detailed descriptions of Soviet's help in building a new china was written in the traditional Chinese character format. An Shan stee ...click for details
C2628
Titled "Follow Chairman Mao's Art and Cultural Direction March Forward successfully," this poster depicts the heroes and heroines in the different Cultural Revolution ballets and Peking Operas, many were identified by their attire and their poses from these plays. Noteably, there were the characters from the White Hair Lady, On the docks, Taking the Tiger Mountain by Strategy and the Red Lantern. Published by Beijing People's Art Publishing House in October 1970. 1.30 Yuan.
C2617
Titled "Looking afar," this poster depicts Mao and young revolutionary children. This poster intended the children are the next generation of revolutionaries and that they are close to Mao and Mao are their father figure. Created by Xiang Qijiu, Jinan Political Culture Department. Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House. 1978.
C2616
Titled "Under the revolutionary direction of Chairman Mao, continue the Great Proletarian Class Cultural Revolution to the end", this poster shows Mao and his suppporters (Lin Biao, Jiang Qing, Zhou En Lai to name a few) surrounded by heroes and heroins from the popular Culturl Revolution Peking Operas, movies and ballets, while the red sun is right behind Mao. This poster was well thought out and captures the craziness of the Cultural Revolution using pop culture of the time. Shangha ...click for details
C2615
"Follow the Great Leader Chairman Ma March forward! Success belongs to us", this poster shows Mao and Lin Biao waving at people, just below Mao and Lin, it's a paper stating that it is "Chinese Communist Party 8th Summit 12th Central Committee Meeting Announcement, 1968". Lin Biao's position was solidified as Mao's successor. Cichuan People's Publishing House, November 1968. 0.10 yuan. 30" x 21".
C2613
This Cultural Revolution period Peking Opera poster is from a play called "Taking the Tiger Mountain by Strategy", the poster features the main character, hero Yang Zi Cheng, who infiltrated a group of Nationalist party army and led the PLA to liberate this area called Tiger Mountain. In addition to a photo to the famous scene in this play, this poster has also the song to the scene of the play. 30" x 21".
C2607
Zun Yi and Yan An, hometowns of revolution (4). Part of the series of posters on the origins of the revolutionary aimed to educate people of the revolutionary roots. Huang Zong Rui, artist. Tianjing people’s art publishing house, May 1974. Print on paper. 0.28 Yuan. 30” x 21”.
C2606
As part of the revolutionary education, certain parts of China were set up to be areas as the origin of the Revolution. Shao Shan was Mao's hometown and Jing Gang Shang was where the red army divisions met up. Print on paper. 30” x 21”.
C2604
Poster for The Red Lantern, a Revolution Peking Opera. The themes of the play include class struggle, the fight against Japanese invaders, and the Red Army’s close connection to the people. This poster depicts Li Yuhe, the father to his adopted daughter Li Tiemei. In Chinese and Mongolian. Inner Mongolian People’s Publishing House, May 1971. 0.10 Yuan. Print on paper. 30” x 21”.
C2602
Modern Revolution Peking Opera Shan Jia Bang. Poster of Ah Qing Sao, the heroine who opened a tea shop to provide a disguised location for meetings of Red Army officers. Inner Mongolia People’s Publishing House, May 1971. 0.10 Yuan. Print on paper. 30” x 21”.
C2601
Attack the Invader. Propaganda Movie poster for Sino-Vietnamese War. 30” x 21”.
C2599
Modern Revolution Peking Opera Shan Jia Bang. New Fourth division army director Guo Jian Gang. Shanghai People’s Publishing House: October 1970. 0.10 Yuan. 30” x 21”

C2595

Titled “The entire Communist party promotes agriculture education and strives to broadly implement “Da Zai”. Da Zai, a sample village unit set up during Cultural Revolution as a study sample for other villages. Beijing City Movie Production Company movie poster. This poster also lists a number of other agricultural educational themed films. November 1975. 30” x 21”

C2594

A poster made with an oil painting of Shao Shan’s Mao Zedong old residence. Part of Mao worshipping, his old home town was rebuilt and made into a tourist destination. Tianjin People’s Fine Art Publishing House. January 1971. 30 x 21. 0.14 Yuan.
C2593
This poetic phrase is an euphemism for educating the next generation revolutionaries. Created by Chen Xuezhong, Wang Yuyu. People’s Fine Art publishing house, published by Chinese International bookstore.
C2590
Titled “Always Prepared”, this poster came from an oil painting done by Yi Guangliang, it describes the island people of China’s life (in the black and white photos) and the PLA soldier’s lives in the island boarder. The oil painting shows the resolve of the people of the island in fighting any invaders. This poster was a propaganda poster Chinese government distributed in response of the boarder dispute between China and Taiwan.
C2589
As part of setting up heroic example such as Lei Fng, The PLA Poster editorial house published this poster as a way of memorizing a naval soldier An Yiemin, who died during a fight against the Nationalist Party from Taiwan in Jinmen in the summer of 1958. This poster is created by Nu Enyi and Ah Lao in January 1964. 30” x 21”.
C2588
Double sided poster from Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy. Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy is a Peking Opera from the Cultural Revolution. Borrowing the story of Tracks in the Snowy Forest, the story describes how Yang Zirong bravely infiltrates the Tiger Mountain (Wei Hu Shan) stronghold of the Nationalist Party Army in northeast China during the Chinese Civil War. People’s Art Publishing House, Hebei Province. 0.28 Yuan. Print on paper. 30” x 21”.
C2573
Titled “The three countries of Indo Zhina (Lao, Cambodia, Vietnam) will win!”, this poster was created by a worker named Wang Qing Cang. On the upper left side, it says “Enemies are getting sicker and sicker every day, and we are getting better and better every day.” Indo Zhina was a common term referred by China for the three southeast asia countries who had government supported by the U.S. China support these countries’ communist guerilla soldiers in an effort to overthrown the existing govern ...click for details
C2572
This poster image, though did not have the title of the establishment of Shanghai Revolutionary Committee, the image cleared showed the celebration of Shanghai Revolutionary Committee. Titled “Long Long live Great Leader, Great General, Great Teacher, Great Helmsman Chairman Mao”, this poster shows the different divisions of the Rebel Revolutionary Teams, such as the “Shanghai Worker Revolutionary Rebel Team,” “Shanghai Farmer Revolutionary Rebel Team”, along with the Red Guards. On the upper le ...click for details
C2567
This poster is titled “Our most beloved great leader, our reddest sun in our heart, Chairman Mao and his close comrade Vice Chairman Lin Biao together. Created by PLA Art publishing house in November 1967, this poster was part creating the cult of personality of Mao while establishing Lin Biao as Mao’s heir apparent. The image is from a photo, showing Mao and Lin inspect the Cultural Revolution army, with many Red Guards waving their Red Books in the background 0.12 yuan. 21” x 15”.
C2565
Titled “Comrade Mao Zedong is the greatest contemporary Marxist and Leninist”, this poster depicted a middle age Mao in front of a reddish cloudy winds, an appropriate background color to depict Mao. Created by Shanghai People’s Fine Art in March 1969.
C2564
Titled “Warm Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the PRC” this poster depicts the three elite citizens of China: PLA, farmer and workers in the front of the picture, and in the back minority citizens. In the back is a picture of Chairman Mao. Created by Wu Min, published by People’s Art publishing house, and distributed by Xihua Bookstore in September 1974. 20,000 print run, 0.20 yuan, 30” x 21”.

C2563
Titled “Glorious Example, Great Invention!” this movie poster was for the documentary of Mao’s 8th interviewing the Cultural Revolution Army, made of the Red Guards. The documentary was really more of a propaganda movie, that shows the blind passion these Red Guards held for the helmsman. A good collectible accompanying another one of our posters, see stock # C2521. Accompanying Mao is Lin Biao, the once-upon-a-time Mao’s heir. Produced by Central News and Documentary Production Company and Augu ...click for details
C2562
“Southern Vietnamese People gets stronger and stronger in fighting, Continue to destroy the American Invaders until success is achieved!” Poster depicts a Vietnamese guerilla soldier. According to the small print, this poster was created in February 1966, published by Shanghai Publishing house. 30” x 19”, 0.11 yuan.
C2561
Titled “Unite the people of the world, down with American Imperialism, down with Soviet Capitalism, and down with Counterrevolutionaries from all countries”, this poster shows Mao’s image, along with the 3 elite class citizens – PLA, peasants and workers. This posters was printed by Shanghai People’s Publishing house in January 1971.
C2560
Titled “Revolutionary Committee is good!”, this rare poster serves as a documentation of the establishment of Revolutionary Committee in the provincial level. In this poster, it depicts Mao’s image, and just below him it is the slogan of “Long live to the full success of the Great Proletarian Class Cultural Revolution.” Below the slogan, it is the Chinese map, with Taiwan being not “red”. On the side of the posters in tables and columns, it shows the different provincial revolutionary committees ...click for details
C2558
Titled “long live to the Chinese Communist Party led by Chairman Mao”, this poster incorporates a familiar image of Mao in party uniform with hands folded back, in the front of him are representatives of the people of China holding red books and Mao Thoughts books, some of the banners say “Revolutionary Committee is Good”. Published in Jiangsu province in April 1969. 0.29 yuan. 30” x 21”
C2532
Perhaps the most infamous poster originated from early Cultural Revolution, this poster titled One Hundred Ugliness (Or Group Ugliness) portrayed in a cartoon drawing format, depicted one hundred Communist leaders (with names written next to the person) post the fall of previous Chinese chairman Liu Shao Qi. The obvious explanation was that the author noted the fall of Liu Shao Qi and painted a picture to depict all the comrades that followed Liu Shao Qi’s capitalist road, however, the hidden me ...click for detail
C2528
This poster is taken from a picture featuring Mao and Lin Biao sitting together, Mao standing up giving a speech, at the Chinese communist party 9th Summit, central committee first meeting. This meeting holds significance in Chinese modern history as it was during this meeting Mao appointed Lin Biao to be the successor. This poster was printed by Chong Qi East is Red Art Design Company Art printing company in 1969. Price of the poster was 20 cents at the time. Size: 25.5” by 20”
C2527
This poster was created by the Chinese Navy Propaganda department to celebrate the 15th years since the establishment of Chinese Navy. On the left side it contains Mao’s words, stating the following: “In order to defending against Imperialist’s invasion, we must establish strong navy”. Mao Ze Dong, 1953, February 21. 21” by 26”.
C2526
Titled “Follow the Proletarian Revolution Road and move forward!”, this poster was created by HuNan revolution committee on October 1, 1968. In the background, this colorful poster depicts the people rising and holding weapons and marching forward. The left banner says “Long live to the success of sole governing power of the Proletarian class”, and the right banner says “Long live the success of People’s war”. 29” by 20”.
C2521
Titled “Mao’s heart and our hearts are together”, this is a movie poster that features the “documentary” of Mao and his fellow youth followers, the red guards. The documentary is no more than propaganda materials, however what was true was the blind passion these Cultural Revolution Red Guards held for Mao and his theory and his search for the “Chinese Road” Produced by Central News and Documentary Production Company and August 1 Movie Production Company. Size: 29.5” by 21”.
C2517
Titled "Chairman Mao is the red sun in our hearts", this large poster depicts Mao surrounded by Maoist around the world, and these people are seen holding Mao's red books in their own native languages. Size: 41" by 27".
C2516
These two 2-sided posters comes is a depiction of a well known movie made prior to Chinese Cultural Revolution called “Chang Yang Go”, it is a propaganda movie about a city woman finding love in the rural side by marrying a poor farmer, and convincing her mother to move to the rural side as well. This class educational poster was made in reference to Mao’s wish for city youth to go down to the rural sides and learn from the farmers and working with farmers side by side. Size: 30” by 21”.
C2515
Titled “Yin Mong Song”, this Cultural Revolution poster is an advertisement for a well known revolution opera called “Ying Mong Song”, in this story it depicts a young farm woman saves a red army soldier by feeding her breast milk to him upon finding him dying with thirst and hunger. A variety of format of shows were produced during the Cultural Revolution to depict this story. This particular version was created by People’s Dance Group. This poster was published by People’s Art Publishing house ...click for details
C2513
This Cultural Revolution propaganda poster features Lei Feng studying Mao's theory. The writing on the poster states "Study Lei Feng's Good Example, Spread the spirit of diligence and struggling". Size: 20” by 30”. Published by Jiang Xi Art Publishing House, Distributed by Jiang Xi Xinhua bookstore, created by Chen Hong Ren. Price of the poster at the time was 50 Chinese cents. This poster will be available in early June 2004.
C2512
This Cultural Revolution propaganda poster features Lei Feng studying Mao's theory. The writing on the poster states "Study Lei Feng's Good Example, Study hard on Marxim and Leninism and Mao's theories". Size: 20” by 30”. Published by Jiang Xi Art Publishing House, Distributed by Jiang Xi Xinhua bookstore, created by Xu Fu Gen. Price of the poster at the time was 50 Chinese cents. This poster will be available in early June, 2004.
C2466
This poster created by Hong An Township revolution committee, was a propaganda material used to celebrate the 2nd year Anniversary for Hong An Township Revolution Committee. As evidenced by the poster, Hong An Township Revolution Committee was established on May 5, 1967. On the bottom of the poster, it quoted Mao’s words – “You must pay attention to the important matters of the country, we must continue and complete the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution!”. Size: 30” by 17”.
C2465
Titled “The Establishment of the People’s Republic of China”, this poster depicts the scene that took place on October 1, 1949, when Mao announced that “The people of China are now standing”. It appears that this poster came from a series of propaganda material, as it is listed as being # 10 of a series. Size: 30” by 17”.
C2462
Titled “Celebration of New Village Commune Member” , this poster depicts a happy older villager wiping her hands, the background depicts a stack of new red books, a hot water bottle and snack. This poster was created by Shi Zui city’s culture center, and drafted by Wang Xi Song in December 1974. Given this is a small production poster, the culture center’s seal was seen used as an authentication stamp. This poster was published by Ning Xia People’s Publishing House and distributed by Ning Xia Xi ...click for details
C2461
Titled “Visiting Older Sister” this poster depicts a young pioneer visiting the rice field, where her older sister, likely a symbolic and friendly term referring to the send down youth than her actual older sister. This poster was created by Li Jian Hua, published by Shanghai People’s Fine Art Publishing house, distributed by Shanghai Xin Hua bookstore, and printed by Shanghai # 9 Publishing house in December 1978. The price of the poster was 11 cents.
C2460
This propaganda poster depicts a scene from the Korean War. In this poster, it features a Chinese PLA soldier who wore the tag that said “Chinese People’s Volunteer Army”, referring to soldiers who were sent to fight with the North Koreans against South Koreans and American army. Created by People’s Liberation Army Chief of Staff Political Department, this poster originated from an oil painting by Dai Qing Lu and Wang Zhen Jia. As evidenced by the writing on the right hand side, this poster was ...click for details
C2457
Titled “Biochemical weapon’s limitation and prevention”, this poster was developed by Chinese People’s Liberation Army Chief of Staff Department. The poster features Mao’s excerpt that coined the phrase of “paper tiger”, in that it says “All counter revolutionaries are Paper Tiger”. It also shows “Barefoot doctor” giving shots to PLA soldiers. The bottom half of the poster image shows a wall that had painted with the following words “Raise Alert level, Protect the Country, and Destroy Enemy’s Bi ...click for details
C2456
Titled “I want to be village commune member when I grow up”, this poster features a young and happy child being suited up by a young sent down student in the village commune member attire. Village commune system was established prior to Cultural Revolution as a way to organize the production team and eased to exist in the 80s. In the background of the poster, it shows a banner that says “Welcome Send Down Youth”, this poster was a depiction of the send down era where millions of young students w ...click for details
C2454
This rare poster features Lei Feng’s smiling head shot, just below his face it quoted his famous saying which states the following: “the purpose of being alive is to improve other people’s life”. For information on Lei Feng, please refer to Dr. Landsberger’s site at http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/lf.html. Created by People’s Education Publishing House’s Political Department, painted by Dong Zhang Sheng, this poster was published by People’s Publishing House. Size: 15” by 21”.
C2453
Titled “Bronze and Iron Walls”, this poster depicts Mao talking with peasants from Yan An. Yan An was the base for the Red Army during the civil war and the saying of “Bronze and Iron Walls” was a symbol of the Red Army’s strong defense system. This saying was used many times over to symbolize Chinese people’s strong will to defend outer invaders such as the capitalism later on. This poster was created by Shaanxi Art Creation Group, and published by People’s Art Publishing house in October 1972. ...click for details
C2452
Titled “We are all good shooters”, this poster depicts young women from the outer islands of China holding and polishing up rifles. This poster came from an oil painting Created by Zhao Shu Qin and published by People’s Art Publishing house, printed by TianJin Art publishing printing factory, and distributed by Beijing Xinhua bookstore. This poster was published in December 1975 as a first edition. Total of 165,000 copies were printed. Price of the poster was 7 cents. Size: 15” by 21”.
C2449
This Cultural Revolution era poster features Mao and Lin Biao in the Yan An days. Titled "Great Leader Chairman Mao and his close comrade Lin Biao. Published by People's Publishing House in December 1967.
C2428
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.
C2427
Titled “Mao’s fifth and six interview with the Cultural Revolution Army”, this poster was taken from a documentary of the Tiananmen gathering and Mao’s interview with the red guards who formed the Cultural Revolution Army. Created by Central News Documentary Film Company and August 1 Movie Company, this was a poster to advertise this documentary film. During 1967 and 1968, 8 million red guards came to Beijing to be interviewed by Mao. Size: 30” by 21”.
C2426
Titled "Looking Afar", this poster features a young Mao and a few young kids, who were part of the guerilla soldier force during the days of fighting with the Nationalist Party. This poster was developed for Shanghai elementary school students for Chinese composition class, and published by Shanghai Education Publishing Company. Size: 30" by 21".
C2425
Cultural Revolution Poster - The waves of the heart

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".
C2419
Titled "Learn from Comrade LeiFeng, Be a loyal soldier to the mother country", this poster was developed to celebrate the establishment of People's Liberaton Army. This poster was developed by Wang Xin Bin and Cao Shu Qin from Shang Xi Military Political Cultural Department and published by Lian Ling Art Publishing House. For more information about Lei Feng, visit Dr. Stefan R. Landsberger’s website at http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/lf.html. Size: 30” by 21”.
C2418
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 in ...click for details
C2417
Titled "Learn from Comrade LeiFeng”, this poster was developed by Ma Hu Dao, published by Jiang Xi Art Publishing House, distributed by Jiang Xi Xihua Bookstore, and printed by Jiang Xi Printing Company. On the right hand side of the poster, it was Mao’s words on promoting Lei Feng spirit. For more information about Lei Feng, visit Dr. Stefan R. Landsberger’s website at http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/lf.html. Size: 30” by 21”.
C2415
This poster features a Communist party member named Liu Hu Nan, facing her enemies and her ultimate fate of death. Her story was widely spread after she was executed by butcher knives for not telling the nationalist party where her comrade was during the 30s. For additional information on Liu Hulan, please visit Dr. Stefan R. Landsberger's website at http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/lhl.html. Size: 30" by 21". This poster was developed by Liu Yang Zhen for Shanghai elementary studen ...click for details 
C2414
Titled "Big Icy Mountain", this poster originates from a story that talked about an event took place during the Long March, where the communist was in retreat. In order to avoid Nationalist Party who had the stronger army, the Red Army soldiers hiked a very icy mountain near Tibet to reach their destination. Many died during this harsh journey. This poster was developed by Weng Chen Way for Shanghai elementary students and published by Shanghai Education Publishing House. Size: 30” by ...click for details
C2413
Titled "Night Travel", 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 Hu an ...click for details
C2412
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.
C2409
Poster - Communist Magazine Subscription
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".
C2407
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 following ...click for details
C2405
This poster features Mao, Zhou En Lai and other communist leaders having a meeting, this was a famous scene where the communist leaders declared the Eight Regulations to govern the red army in the 1930s. Size 15" by 20".
C2395
If it wasn't for the political message involved in this poster, this otherwise quite interesting images features two young children learning how to sew their clothes. The poem below says that one should inherit the Red Army soldiers's ways by not throwing away things when one could fix it. This poster was developed for kindergarden children, created by Liang Hong Tao, published by Shanghai educational department in December 1978 as a first edition. size: 15" by 20".
C2392 / C2391


This double sided poster consists of 5 pictures of Mao in different era. This poster shows Mao being with different class and minority representives. 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".
C2390
Titled Great Teacher, this poster features Mao in a liberary standing next to Marx and Lenin's books and reading. Originates from a wood block print, this poster was created by Zhang Qiang, published by People's Art Publishing House, printed by People's Fine Art Printing Company, distributed by Beijing XinHua Bookstore in October 1976 as a first edition, the price of the poster was 7 cents. Size: 15" by 20"..
C2389
Titled "Grow up next to Chairman Mao", this poster features Mao in his red army uniform, sitting down and giving a lecture on a book that talks about communist philosophy. The red stamp indicates that this was for internal use material only, created by Shaanxi Art Creation Team, published by People's publishing house in Feburary 1973, this poster originates from an oil painting. Size: 15" by 20".
C2388
This poster features Mao's writing and his head shot. The author's stamps were printed on the lower level corner. The poem was written by Mao in the 30s describing the harshness of the world yet the soldiers are still optimistic about the future battles. Size: 12" by 21".
C2387
This Cultural Revolution poster depicts a scene took place in Guo Tian township in the 30s. During the formation of the Red Army, Mao introduced the rules and regulation for the Red Army. This poster was published by People's Publishing House in Nov 1972 and created by He Kong De. The price of the poster was 7 cents. Note the stamp stating that this belonged to the publishing house as a "in house material". Size: 14" by 21". Minor tear and wear.
C2386


This poster features an older Mao in the PLA outfit interviewing the Cultural Revolution Army in October 1966. Total of 8 million of red guards traveled to Beijing to be interviewed by Mao during 1967 and 1968, many were made up by students. It has some minor wear and tear. Size: 14" by 21".
C2385
Titled “Waking towards Victory”, this poster features Mao leading the red army out of the Zhu Yi city’s meeting, During Zhu Yi meeting, Mao was re-elected to lead the red army to fight the nationalist party. It was said that since Mao took over the red army, the army started to win battles. Though the reality was a different story, this poster was developed to praise Mao and was used as a calendar. Size: 14” by 21”.
C2382 & C2381
This two sided poster features Mao in varies meetings. The verbiage praises Mao for starting the Cultural Revolution. On the back of the poster there are a few black and white photos of Mao and the people. Very rare. Size: 14" by 21". Please refer to C2381 for additional photos of this same poster.
C2380


Titled Sail the Sea Requires a Helmsman, this poster depicts Mao working with a fishwoman from GuanDong province. This poster was created in 1958 in memory of Mao visiting GangDong Fishing industry's musuem on April 30th, 1958. On the bottom of the poster it was Lin Biao's writing, which says the following: "Sail the great sea needs a helmsman, Revolution requires Mao's theory". As evidenced in the photo, there is minor wear and tear due to aging. Size: 14" by 21" ...click for details.
C2379
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 following ...click for details
C2377
This poster features an older Mao wearing an PLA army uniform. On the lower side of the poster, in red characters, it says "Great Teacher, Great Leader, Great Helmsman, and Great Commander Chairman Mao". The four greatness of Mao was initially delivered by Lin Biao, as a way of putting Mao in the pedestal to be worshipped by millions of Chinese. size: 14" by 21".
C2366
Titled "Chinese People's Great Leader Chairman Mao", this poster depicts Mao in the process of writing a poem using Chinese calligraphy brush. Size: 14" by 21".
C2365


Titled "Iron Walls", this poster describes the later years of Yan An, when the Nationalist party fought with the Communist Party and YanAn was faced with falling into the Nationalist party's hand. The poster was originated from an oil painting depicts Mao leading his army leaving YanAn, created by ShaanXi Fine Art Development Team, this poster was published by People's Art Publishing house, printed by Beijing People's printing company, and distributed by Xinhua bookstore in ...click for details
C2364
Titled "Revolution needs to use Knives against Knives and Guns against Guns", this poster derived from Mao's poem, implying that there are different ways to fight the enemy. This poster was published by People's Art Publishing house, printed by Beijing Stamp printing company, and distributed by Xinhua bookstore in May 1977. Price of the poster was 14 cents. Size: 12.5" by 15".
C2362
Titled "Difficult days", this poster depicts the Long March conducted by the Communist Party during the 1930s, on a retreat from fighting with the Nationalist party. In the poster it depicted Zhu De, Mao and Zhou En Lai. In the latest historical documentaries, it was revealed that both Zhu De and Zhou En Lai died of diseases during Cultural Revolution, as Mao had refused treatment to both of them. Published by People's Art Publishing House, printed by Tianjin people's publishin ...click for details
C2361


Titled "Back to Jing Gang Shan", this poster originates from a block print that depicts Mao climbing the Jing Gang Mountain. This scene came from a poem Mao wrote to describe his willingness to fight whomever (in this case Lin Biao) stands in his way. Since Jing Gang Mountain was a symbol of communist victory, by climbing the mountain again, Mao declared a war against Lin Biao. Published by People's Publishing House, printed by People's Printing Company, distributed by Beijing ...click for details
C2360
Titled "HuNan Communist Party Group", this poster originates from an oil painting done by Zhou Shu Qiao, published by People's Publishing House, printed by Beijing People's Printing Company and distributed by Beijing Xinhua bookstore. This poster was published first time in July 1977, with original price of 14 Cents. Size: 12.5" by 15". In this Poster Mao was seen leading a discussion group with the communist party members.
C2359
This poster depicts Mao giving a lecture to Shanxi and Hebei Daily newspaper's editors. Originates from an oil painting developed by Su Zhou, Wang Ying Chun and Yang Li Zhou. The speech Mao gave to these editors was on the philosophy of doing things should have its angels, and sometimes things should be done one way and other items things can be done another way, an analogy derived from the Strategy of War by Sun Zi. Published by People's Fine Art publishing house, printed by People' ...click for details
C2355
Titled "Mao in Anti Japanese Invader University", this poster depicts Mao in YanAn in the 1930's. While in YanAn, a school was formed to educate and develop communist party members, headed by Lin Biao, this school was called "Anti Japanese Invader University". This poster was originated from a watercolor painting done by Liu Wen Xi, published by People's Publishing house, printed by Tianjin People's Printing company, distributed by Beijing Xinhua bookstore in Octob ...click for details
C2354
Titled "Great Leader Chairman Mao", this poster was a portrait of Mao in an outfit referred as "Zhong Shan outfit", "Zhong Shan" refers to the founding father of China, Sun Zhong Shan. The poster was created by Le Shang Yi, published by People's Publishing House, printed by Beijing People Printing Company, and distributed by Beijing Xinhua bookstore, this poster was printed as first edition in July 1977, and the price of the poster was 14 cents. Size: 12.5" ...click for details
C2353
Titled "Mao's heart is connected with ours", this poster originates from an oil painting by Qi Wen Mei. This poster was published by People's Art Publishing House, printed by Beijing Stamp Printing Company, and distributed by Beijing XinHua Bookstore. This poster was printed in July 1977 as first edition, and the price of the poster was 34 cents. Size: 12.5" by 15".
C2352
This Cultural Revolution poster is titled "Warmth" and features Mao surrounded by PLA soldiers. Created by Zhao, Shao and Gong. Published by People's Publishing House, printed by People's Art Printing Company, and printed by Xinhua Beijing bookstore in May 1977, 14 cents. Size: 12.5" by 15".
C2351
Titled "Chairman Mao and Young Farmer", this poster originates from an oil painting created by Zhang Fu Long, published by People's Publishing House, printed by TianJin People Publishing House, distributed by Beijing Xinhua bookstore in October 1977 as a first edition, price at the time was 14 cents. Size: 12.5" by 15".
C2350
This poster was created as a Chinese New Year poster by Ah Lao, published by People's Art Publishing House, printed by Tian Jin People's Printing Company, and distributed by Beijing Bookstore in October 1977, and the price of the poster was 14 cents. This poster depicts Mao and four young pioneers. The poster is titled "Children around the country loves Chairman Mao" and was used as propaganda material. Size: 12.5" by 15".
C2347
This propaganda poster features Mao visiting the kitchen, and is in memory of Mao's visit to the Chinese Marin Ship from Feb 19 to 24 in 1953. Size: 15" by 13".
C2346
This rare poster features Mao and Zhu De, a well known general who fought with Mao and was part of the founding Chinese government leaders. He suffered greatly during Cultural Revolution, like many other generals who were perceived as Mao's potential threat. This poster was titled "Chairman Mao and General Zhu De on the road for carrying wheat", and originated from an oil painting created by Deng Peng and Hou Yi Min, published by People's Publishing House, printed by Tianjin Pe ...click for details
C2345
This poster is titled "Yianan children's heart belongs to Chairman Mao", and was created as a Chinese new year celebration poster. Published by People's Publishing house, printed by Beijing Printing Company, and published in Xinhua Beijing bookstore, this poster was printed as a first edition in November 1977 and was priced at 14 Chinese cents. This poster was created by Shannxi Art Department. This poster features Mao surrounded by Yanan (the founding location of the People ...click for details
C2344
This Cultural Revolution poster came from oil painting that praises Mao, titled "Turning around is dependent on Chairman Mao", this poster features Mao being surrounded by farmers and Mao chatting with the them. The background is a large banner that says "Working Class Model Citizen Hero Meeting". Published by People's Art Publishing House, printed by Tianjin people's publishing house, printed by XinHua Beijing Bookstore. Printed in October 1977. This is a first editi ...click for details
C2343

Titled "Meeting in Jing Gang Shan", this poster came from an oil painting that painted Mao and his comrades meeting up in Jing Gang Shan and rallied up the red army soldiers for the fight with the nationalist army. Published by the People's Art publishing house, printed by Tianjin People's Printing Company, and distributed by Xinhua bookstore in Beijing, this poster was published in October 1977, and priced at 14 cents at the time. The poster portrays Mao and his supporters, ma ...click for details
C2342
This Cultural Revolution poster features Mao and the famous foreign doctor known to Chinese as "Dr. Bai Qiu En", Bai Qiu En is Dr. Norman Bethune, a Canadian revolutionary martyr. He was in China during the Sino-Japan War and was saving people. Titled "Chairman Mao meeting with Comrade Bai Qiu En", this poster originates from an oil painting created by Xu Rong Chu, Zhao Da Jun, and Yuan Yiao Kao. Published by People's Art Publishing house, printed by Beijing # 2 printing ...click for details
C2341
This poster features Mao visiting the famous ChengDo Cao Tang Temple in March, 1958. Size: 24" by 21".
C2340
This rare poster features the happier days when Mao and Liu Shao Qi were sitting together and having a chat. Liu Shao Qi was the chairman of China until Mao had made him an enemy, and eventually got rid of him. Liu died during Cultural Revolution but his name was cleared after the Cultural Revolution and his case was deemed a "mistake", however, many family members, friends and colleagues of Liu suffered greatly. This poster was published in 1965 and titled "Mao Ze Dong and Liu Sh ...click for details
C2336
Perhaps the rarest and oldest poster we could get our hands on, this poster is titled "American Invaders will be Defeated!", this posters depicts two People's Liberation Army soldiers, each holding a book, on the left book, the page says "Soviet Army Defeated 1,200,000 German Nazi, Italian, Japanese and other countries' soldiers during World War Two. On the right book, the page says "Chinese People's Liberation Army defeated 8 million soldiers from American Imperi ...click for details
C2335
This poster is titled "We Want to be Red Army Soldier" and was once upon a time an educational material for Beijing Elementary school Chinese class material. According to the stamp, it belonged to Beijing XinAnDi No. 2 elementary school. In this poster, it depicts Mao and a few school age kids, and in the background, are red army soldiers. Size: 30" by 21".
C2298

 

Mao and His Children Poster

Titled “Mao and Children”, this poster depicts Mao talking with two young kids. On the back of the poster it describes the story behind Mao and the Children. It was said that during the days of YaAn, Mao met two young kids and he stroke a conversation with them and praised them for not only good students but also harder workers as these kids were on their way to pick leaves for the silk worms to eat. Yan An is where the communist party set up the base from 1936 to 1948. ..click for details
C2297

 

CR Poster - Da Zai and Da Qing

Titled “Chinese People are with Courage”, this poster features Mao and Chinese first prime minister Zhou En Lai, sitting with Wang Jing Xi, a model worker from the famous sample oil field Da Qing, and Chen Yong Gui, a model farmer from the famous sample village Da Qing. This poster was produced by Shanghai People Art Publishing house, distributed by Shanghai Xinhua bookstore, and printed by Shanghai No. 2 printing company. This was printed in June 1978 and the price of the poster...click for details
C2296

 

Cultural Revolution Marine Poster

This poster was produced to celebrate the fifteenth year anniversary of Mao visiting the Chinese Submarine. On the left hand side of the poster it was Mao’s writing, and it states the following, “In order to defend against the Imperialism, we must establish strong Navy, Mao Ze Dong, February 21, 1953”. Below the picture, it says “Created in memory of great leader chairman Mao visiting Navy Submarine division 15th year anniversary”. This poster, as indicated by the lower right hand side writing, ...click for details
C2293

 

Cultural Revolution Poster - Mao and Lin Biao

This propaganda poster features Mao and Lin Biao together in a meeting. Titled “Long, Long Live Great Leader Chairman Mao”, this poster was a picture taken during the 9th Chinese Communist Party Central Government Committee Member’s first meeting. In small character, it indicated that the two people on the poster are “Great Leader Chairman Mao and his close comrade Lin Biao”. This poster was definitely created to set up Lin Biao as Mao’s successor, as Mao had initially planned it. ...click for details
C2292B

 

This propaganda poster features Mao and Lin Biao together reading a letter. This poster was definitely created to set up Lin Biao as Mao’s successor, as Mao had initially planned it. In this poster, it also displays Mao’s theory as well as Lin Biao’s words, together it creates the message that Lin Biao’s political career is on the rise and Mao had picked him as the successor. What really did happen was another story all together. When Lin Biao was declared a traitor ... click for details
C2290

Mao's Commander Office # 2

In celebration of the establishment of Hunan Cultural Revolution Committee on April 10, 1968, this poster was developed by HuNan province Revolution Committee. This poster features Mao, Lin Biao, Jiang Qing (Madam Mao), Kang Sheng, Chen Bo Da, and Zhou En Lai, walking on the TianAnMen square, being welcomed by the representative of People. The above people were considered Great Proletarian Commander Office by Mao and were the brain power for the start of Cultural Revolution. Each person played a ...click for details
C2287

 

Cultural Revolution Poster - Intellectual

This Cultural Revolution poster features Mao surrounded by young red guards. In the big red character, it was a famous Mao's slogan which put millions of students and intellectuals into a decade of chaos. It says, "Education must be serving the Great Proletarian Class, Education must be integrated with production and field labor, Working class must be educated, and Intellectuals must become sufficient in field labor." This poster was developed by WuHan Revolution P ...click for details
C2236

Learn from Lei Feng Poster

This Cultural Revolution poster was created by Qiu Wei, published by JiangXi Art Publishing House, distributed by JiangXi XinHua Bookstore, and printed by JiangXi Printing Company. The price of the poster was 50 Chinese cents. This poster depicts the image of Lei Feng, on the bottom of the poster, in yellow it says "Study LeiFeng's Good Example", and in red it says "Love the Communist Party, Love the Socialist Society and Love People". Size: 21" W by 30" L.
C2234

Cultural Revolution Poster - Study Da Zai

This poster depicts the scene of villages studying from Da Zai, a sample village created during Cultural Revolution. On the lower right corner of the poster, it indicated that this poster was created by Liu Chang Gui, a student from Beijing Formal School Revolution Drama division. This poster was published by Beijing People Publishing House and distributed by Beijing XinHua Bookstore in November 1975, with the price tag of 14 Chinese cents. The poster shows the YanAn Elementary school students ...click for details
C2231

Cultural Revolution Mao Poster

Titled "Follow Mao's Revolution Road and March forward bravely," this poster features Mao in a prominent head shot, with background of Tiananmen Square and peasants holding flag, which symbolizes the rise of people. This poster was published in October, 1969.
C2224

 

Cultural Revolution Poster - Boy Dong Zi

This Cultural Revolution poster was a calendar from 1976. In this poster, it depicts a few "young pioneers" dressed in army clothing. Young Pioneers were invented during Cultural Revolution to brainwash young children who are under 16. The status is considered an elite group of students who would then grow to become red guards, and then become communist party members. The form of fellowship has not been removed to this date in China, despite the fact that few students would want to gro ...click for details
C2221

Cultural Revolution Poster - New Generation

Titled New Generation from Da Zai, this poster describes the sample agricultural village Da Zai and its new citizens. Size: 30" by 21".
C2219

Cultural Revolution Poster - Serve the People

This Cultural Revolution poster is titled "Learn from Comrade LeiFeng and Serve the People wholeheartedly". Published by JiangXi publishing house, this poster featured the image of LeiFeng who's known as the People's Liberation Army hero who sacrificed himself for an ordinary citizen and made into samples to be followed by the order of Mao. In this poster he is seen holding a kid while having a warm conversation with an elderly. The price of this poster at the time was 50 Chine ...click for details
C2218
This propoganda poster is themed with "Support the North Korea and fight agaist the U.S". It featured a hero named Yang Gen Si" who was fighting in the Korean war. The stamp stated that it was a textbook insert for Shanghai elementary school and it was published in June 1974 by No. 5 Shanghai publishing company. The price of the poster was 16 Chinese cents at the time. A stamp stated that the poster belonged to Guangzhou No. 5 middle school liberary.

C2179


Cultural Revolution Propaganda Poster

Titled "The friendship flower blossoms", this Cultural Revolution propaganda poster depicts three children, one Caucasian, one African, and one Chinese smiling and together. A symbol of peace and world unity, this poster was designed to advocate that Communist way was the only way to unite the world people together.

C2154


Cultural Revolution Children's Poster

This Cultural Revolution poster depicts an innocent image of a kid holding a bucket of grains and trying to fight against the hungry geese. Titled “Each grain goes to the Government”, this propaganda the central government’s policy during the Cultural Revolution that all grains farmers produced need to be turned into the government for “fair” distribution. This also coincides with Mao’s vision of “People’s Village” where everything are collected and then distributed evenly across the board.

C2097


Cultural Revolution Poster - Beijing's Presents

Titled “Victory Ahead”, this poster features Mao, This poster, titled" Presents from Beijing", featuring a Liberation Army solider, holding a letter and reading. Surrounding the letter are Citizen Army People. On the table it appears to be boxes of dried food. During Cultural Revolution, following on Mao's direction, many citizens, mostly farmers, had formed what is called "People's Army", as a way to show their support and admiration to the People's Liberation Army. These People's Army soldiers, often stationed out of Chinese boarders, many we ...click for details

C2083

Korean War Military Poster - Huang Ji Guang

This poster portrays "Huang Ji Guang", a Korean war hero from China. During Korean War, Chinese government sent armies to North Korea to fight American and South Koreans, many are untrained. Huang Ji Guang, a solider who's task is to bomb a U.S. army pillbox, carried out a suicide mission by blocking bullets with his own body. His "heroic" behavior was praised and made into movies. This poster was used in conjunction with elementary Chinese textbook and distributed by Shanghai education departme ...click for details
C2025

 

Cultural Revolution Poster #21

 

If Cultural revolution was a popular tourist attraction, then this poster would have been a local specialty one should never miss in getting. This quintessential Cultural Revolution poster depicted an image familiar to those who had gone through the Cultural Revolution either as a red guard, or someone who were the target of the red guards.

C2011

 

Cultural Revolution Poster #11

 

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 following description was written: “During the fall of 1921, our great leader and teacher Chairman Mao went to An-Yuan, and it ignited the revolutionary flame.” Size: 15.16” (L) by 21.06” (W)
C2008
As part of Cultural Revolution re-educational programs, everyone at the time was reminded how Mao was the great leader, even from early on, when he worked with farmers and soldiers in Jing Gang Shang, also known as the original location for the start of the Chinese communist party. This was a poster describing Mao in his Jing Gang Shang days. The sentence at the bottom of the poster stated the following: “Chairman Mao performing his research in Jing Gang Shang village”. Size: 21.06” (L) by 15.16” (W)
C2003

Cultural Revolution Poster #3 - Mao and Lin

Mao and Lin Biao together? You can’t be serious. But prior to the Lin Biao’s fatal escape, Mao and Lin Biao were not only partners in crime, but also worshipped by millions of Chinese during Cultural Revolution. Which explains the rarity of this poster. Post Lin Biao era, all posters containing him and Mao were banned, making this poster one of the few lucky survivors from this historical period. If you are collecting Cultural Revolution memorabilia, this is a must have. Size 21.06" (L) by 15.16" (W)
C2001

Cultural Revolution Poster #1

This rare super large vintage Cultural Revolution poster is full of strong emotions. On the bottom, it said roughly the following "All the people in the world need to stay together. Down with the American capitalism, and down with the Soviet hegemony". To the right of the large print, it stated this banner was created by "Jiang-Gang-Sang" Red Guards Army. To the left of this large banner, it reads from right to left, top to bottom the following: "Strong support to Asia, Africa and Latin American people's righteous struggle against America!" To the right of this banner, it reads from top to bottom, right to left the following: "Strong support to Arabic people's righteous struggle against America!" Size: 33.66" (L) by 16.73" (W)


 
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