Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-157) and index.
Introducing posters of China's Cultural Revolution, Harriet Evans and Stephanie Donald-- excess and enthusiasm, John Gittings-- souvenirs of Beijing - authority and subjectivity in art historical memory, Craig Clunas-- sister comrades - gendered bodies and spaces, Harriet Evans-- children as political messengers - art, childhood and continuity, Stephanie Donald-- icons of power - Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution, Robert Benewick-- print culture, memory and the popular, Chen Xiaomei-- afterword, Stephanie Donald and Harriet Evans.
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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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)