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2017/2/32 Poster, 'Busy with a bumper harvest (Feng Shou Mang)', ink on paper, by Qin Yung chun, China, 1960s-1990s. Click to enlarge.

Chinese propaganda poster

Made 1960-1999

This propaganda poster is an excellent example of Chinese political visual culture, especially from the second half of 20th century. It is also a great reference to understand the cultural context of a time that has seen extraordinary political and social change in China.

Summary

Object No.

2017/2/32

Object Statement

Poster, 'Busy with a bumper harvest (Feng Shou Mang)', ink on paper, by Qin Yung chun, China, 1960s-1990s

Physical Description

Poster in portrait orientation, printed in colour. The image on the poster depicts three chubby young children standing on a mound of yellow corn cobs. The children are all smiling and appear to be holding a basket behind the pile of corn. Below the image is a caption in red. It has Chinese characters.

Marks

Printed, front bottom right corner. Chinese characters, "86 - 584".

Dimensions

Height

765 mm

Width

525 mm

Production

Made

1960-1999

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds from the MAAS Foundation, 2017

Acquisition Date

19 January 2017

Cite this Object

Harvard

Chinese propaganda poster 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 May 2019, <https://ma.as/547938>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/547938 |title=Chinese propaganda poster |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=26 May 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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