Shouxiang? Shizhe daochu fei (Accepting surrender? He is flying everywhere)
|Title:||Shouxiang? Shizhe daochu fei (Accepting surrender? He is flying everywhere)|
|Artist:||Zhang E 張諤|
|Source:||Jiefang ribao (Liberation Daily), 11 November 1945, p. 4|
Even though the war against the Japanese had ended in September 1945, tensions between the CCP and KMT were flaring, and this was reflected in communist caricatures of Chiang appearing in the press in CCP-controlled areas of China. This image, taken from the Liberation Daily, lampoons Chiang's flying visits to various cities in China that were being reclaimed by the Nationalist state. His route starts in Chongqing and includes a final stop in Beiping (now Beijing) but then takes Chiang into the 'Liberated areas' ruled by the CCP. The wings of his plane are marked with the phrase 'Jingong jiefangqu' (attacking the Liberated areas) and he is carrying a 'Textbook on eliminating communists'.
Zhang's images of Chiang (appearing regularly in the Liberation Daily) were unusual in that they included few of the usual visual cliches that were later commonly attached to Chiang in mainstream Communist political art later in the Civil War.