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. Put Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Shanghai itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, while it can be tough to find, is an absolute gem of a place. Located in the basement of an apartment complex the collection of propaganda posters offers an ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Got off at shanghai library metro stop - line 10 and walked - using I phone maps - (its marked on the map). when you get to the housing complex where the museum is, the guard gives you directions of w...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    A museum you have to see in shanghai! It's not so hard to find, especially not if you use Google maps or another GPS App.
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  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • April 1, 2017
    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.
  • April 13, 2017
    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).
  • April 20, 2017
    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.
  • March 18, 2017
    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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