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Chinese propaganda poster collection
Mss 360  
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Description
Chinese propaganda posters on a variety of subjects and themes, ranging from the 1950s through the early 1980s.
Background
These posters reflect the shifting priorities of the Chinese government from the 1960s through the 1980s, including the promotion of Cultural Revolution-era political movements, agricultural modernization, efforts to raise the social standing of women, the relative opening of society under Deng Xiaoping, and the cult of personality around Party leadership. Some of them are fairly straightforward didactic tools, while others represent sophisticated efforts to express ideological points through artwork that was sufficiently appealing to be displayed willingly in people's residences.
Extent
8 linear feet (2 map cabinet drawers)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.