Jiefang Taiwan, wancheng tong yi (Liberate Taiwan and complete unification)
|Title:||Jiefang Taiwan, wancheng tong yi (Liberate Taiwan and complete unification)|
|Artist:||Gu Bingxin 顧炳鑫|
|Media:||nianhua (New Year print); ink on paper|
In this typical Korean War-era nianhua (New Year image), produced by one of the most celebrated of propaganda poster artists in the PRC, a typically mutilated and bloodied Chiang is depicted as sharing with his American protectors a grey complexion. In a typical example of both 'perspectival distortion' and metonymy, the personalised and easily recognisable image of Chiang is contrasted to the monolithic image of the PLA solider.
Courtesy of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre