Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, Shanghai

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Experience a slice of Maoist propaganda at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, a private collection of 20th-century original posters charting a significant period of China's history. Gain an insight into the visual rhetoric of the infamous communist leaders from thousands of posters spread across two rooms, focusing on images of the Cultural Revolution. A specialty gift shop sells reproduction posters, Mao-era antiquities, and original artworks. Make Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre part of your personalized Shanghai itinerary using our Shanghai trip planner .
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  • Managed to visit this exhibition during some free time on a tour. Really would have loved some more time to view the posters as we found them really interesting. Posters ranging from early Shanghai pu...  more »
  • Although tricky to find, the poster museum was an extremely interesting depiction and reflection of different eras of Chinese history, development and politics. Well worth the effort in persisting to ...  more »
  • However claimed to have more than 6000 posters and could see only a few 100-200 at the most. It is very tiny, but interesting. 25rmb entry. And stay in a condominium, in shbsolo of a building of apartments. If you get lost you onporteieo face of im card with the location within the condominium.
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  • Amazing historical experience. Lots of original pieces. Gift shop items are more expensive than those you might find by wondering around (Mao's red book for example) but also contains some pieces you won't likely find elsewhere. Wonderfully laid out in chronological order, the museum does a brilliant job of taking you through the history of modern China and explaining various propoganda pieces.
  • A walk through China's recent history through its propaganda posters. Each poster tells of the political climate at era and goals of the party. See how USA was depicted as a green devil during Korean War and Taiwan issues. See Mao in the realms of Karl Marx & Lenin. See how "great leap forward" began. Also see the post-Mao era posters, where the faces of leaders no longer take centrestage.
  • If you have time to see only one museum in Shanghai, this is the museum you should choose. It's in an unexpected location - in the basement of a residential apartment block. But well worth the search (and the guards at the gate of the complex should give you a flyer to guide you).
  • Fascinating insight into China's recent history, and also the role of the West in said history. My only criticism would be that I would have liked a little more information on some of the items.
  • This is truly a walk in the past of a very critical part of China's history. Lots of information to read and knowledge to gain. Well recommended.

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