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Dui Ri kangzhan zhi molu (The dead end to the war against the Japanese)

Title: Dui Ri kangzhan zhi molu (The dead end to the war against the Japanese)
Artist: Unknown
Created: c. 1937
Media: poster (ink on paper)
Source: Hoover Institution Archives. 78064. David Nelson Rowe Papers, Box 10.
Notes:

This poster dated from shortly after the Japanese invasion of China in 1937 depicts a Chiang Kai-shek crumbling under the pressure of Japanese military strength and burning in the flames of the 'Red Peril'. KMT officials clad in black are shown fleeing Nanjing, while a liberated 'north China' radiates with hope. The depiction of Chiang is significant in that many of the attributes later associated with Chiang in wartime propaganda are yet to appear.