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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
Created: c. 1950
Media: nianhua (New Year print); ink on paper
Notes:

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.

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Courtesy of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre