ISBN-10:
0847695115
ISBN-13:
9780847695119
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution / Edition 1

Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution / Edition 1

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Overview

This richly 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 an array of full color and black-and-white reproductions of posters, an eminent group of scholars explores the discursive power of visual artforms in Chinese public life. They provide an interdisciplinary analysis of political art produced for a Chinese audience and acknowledge the importance of subjectivity in elucidating important cultural facets of the period. Readers interested in Chinese cultural or political history, popular culture, and art history will find this a unique and perceptive work.

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ISBN-13: 9780847695119
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Harriet Evans is senior lecturer in Chinese studies, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. Stephanie Donald is professor of Chinese media studies, University of Sydney.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing Posters of China's Cultural Revolution Chapter 2 Excess and Enthusiasm Chapter 3 Souvenirs of Beijing: Authority and Subjectivity in Art Historical Memory Chapter 4 "Comrade Sisters": Gendered Bodies and Spaces Chapter 5 Children as Political Messengers Chapter 6 Icons of Power: Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution Chapter 7 Afterword

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A collection of essays and reflections based on the collection of Cultural Revolution-era posters at the University of Westminster.