57 The Little Red Book

The Little Red Book ‘in action’ in 1966. The text reads: ‘Criticize the old world and build a new world with Mao Zedong Thought as a weapon.’ Propaganda posters became one of the most important communication vehicles of the Communist Party after the People’s Republic of China was proclaimed in 1949, although the Cultural Revolution brought change here as well: the Red Guards closed the old design workshops and introduced a new style.

Criticize the old world and build a new world with Mao Zedong Thought as a weapon

Criticize the old world and build a new world with Mao Zedong Thought as a weapon
Propaganda Poster Group
Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 1966
Poster, 76 x 108

Date: 
1966
Number: 
57

Location

Shanghai
China

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Web presentation Little Red Book

A web presentation on the Little Red Book, including persiflages and pastiches, can be found at http://www.iisg.nl/collections/littleredbooks/.

Chinese Propaganda Posters

This poster is from the Stefan R. Landsberger collection of Chinese propaganda posters, on loan at the IISH since 1995.

For many more Chinese propaganda posters, both from the Landsberger and IISH collections, see http://chineseposters.net.