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Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

A presentation of Chinese posters by Lincoln Cushing, Archivist, art historian, former UC librarian and Ann Tompkins, Co-author, with Lincoln Cushing, of "Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution"

January 28, 2009 5:00pm to 6:30pm

China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution produced thousands of  powerful social and political posters exhorting the people in a sweeping transformation of Chinese society. These brilliantly colorful images of cultural celebration, industrial development, agricultural production, and revolutionary heroes were displayed in  homes and public spaces across the country.  Ann Tompkins provides a personal account of living in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution, and Lincoln Cushing presents a slideshow on the international context  in which these posters flourished.

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