Title

"Carry On the Revolution to the End"?: Propaganda Posters in China

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Description

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

ISBN

9781983548284

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

The Center for Modern China Foundation

City

Norfolk, Virginia

Keywords

Propaganda, Posters, China, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), Mao Zedong (1893-1976)

Disciplines

Art and Design | Chinese Studies | Critical and Cultural Studies | Cultural History | Social Influence and Political Communication

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