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Zi zhao silu (Driving onself into a dead end)

Title: Zi zhao silu (Driving onself into a dead end)
Artist: Yang Keyang 楊可楊
Created: c. 1954-5
Media: poster
Source: Courtesy of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

A typically injured and mutilated Chiang is shown here as nothing more than a leverage through which Americans try to uproot the People's Republic of China. They do with this with a flimsy piece of wood labelled 'Mei Jiang tiiaoyue' (The US-Chiang Treaty), referring to the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, signed in December 1954 and in response to the Offshore Islands Crisis of earlier that year.