9780847695119

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780847695119

  • ISBN10:

    0847695115

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-08-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • Purchase Benefits
List Price: $32.95

Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Note to the Reader ix
List of Illustrations
xi
Introducing Posters of China's Cultural Revolution
1(26)
Harriet Evans
Stephanie Donald
Excess and Enthusiasm
27(20)
John Gittings
Souvenirs of Beijing: Authority and Subjectivity in Art Historical Memory
47(16)
Craig Clunas
``Comrade Sisters'': Gendered Bodies and Spaces
63(16)
Harriet Evans
Children as Political Messengers: Art, Childhood, and Continuity
79(22)
Stephanie Donald
Growing Up with Posters in the Maoist Era
101(22)
Xiaomei Chen
Icons of Power: Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution
123(16)
Robert Benewick
Afterword
139(6)
Stephanie Donald
Harriet Evans
Poster References 145(4)
Bibliography 149(10)
Index 159(10)
About the Contributors 169

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