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Cultural Revolution Readings

“This book about posters of China’s Cultural Revolution is an introduction to new ways of looking at a particular visual form that was central to the political culture of the time.”

Does studying the posters from the Cultural Revolution in China give adequate thought to the beliefs of both sides of the conflict, or does it simply show the amount of control Mao had over public art of the time?

Introducing Posters of China’s Cultural Revolution presented a very unique method of analyzing people’s thoughts and beliefs during the Cultural Revolution in China.  While analyzing posters of the time period would be interesting, I am not convinced it provides any accurate information about how people felt about the conflict.  Mao clearly held tight control over the posters created at the time, and analyzing the posters to get a glimpse into how people felt about the conflict would produce very one sided results.

~ by ascutari on .

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