Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution

Donald, Stephanie and Evans, Harriet (1999) Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution. Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, pp. 221-222. ISBN 0847695107, 0847695115

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Item Type:Book or Monograph
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Abstract

This illustrated book provides an innovative reinterpretation of the Cultural Revolution through the medium of the poster - a major component of popular print culture in China. Using 30 full colour and as many black-and-white reproductions of posters from the University of Westminster collection, an eminent group of scholars explores the discursive power of visual artforms in Chinese public life. The contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of political art produced for a Chinese audience. At the same time, they acknowledge the importance of subjectivity in elucidating important cultural facets of a significant revolutionary period. The book was one of the first to explore the historical and aesthetic significance of the posters of that period, and is now a staple text of the sub-field.

Keywords:Chinese political posters, posters and propaganda, Cultural Revolution arts, arts and society, Chinese history and society
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V241 Chinese History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V350 History of Art
Divisions:College of Arts
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ID Code:31896
Deposited On:23 Oct 2018 08:40

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