1954 'We are proud of participating in the founding of our country's industrialisation'
Building the People's Republic (1949-1956)
The proclamation of the People's Republic of China brings an end to decades of war and civil war. The Communist Party rules, the Nationalists flee to Taiwan. Two themes are prominent on the posters of this period: the proclamation of the Republic itself, and the reconstruction of agriculture and industry, bringing abundance and prosperity. The Soviet Union supports China. But there are also problems to be solved, such as dealing with opponents of the Party. The first wave of Mao posters appear, a prelude to his later glorification.
Women are encouraged to work in industrial and technical professions. This has to do with emancipation, but also with the great need for labour.
Designer: Ding Hao (丁浩)
We are proud of participating in the founding of our country's industrialisation
Women wei canjia guojia gongyehua jianshe er zihao (我们为参加国家工业化建设而自豪)
Publisher: Huadong renmin meishu chubanshe, Shanghai (华东人民美术出版社)
Size: 78x54 cm.
Call number: BG E16/17 (IISH collection)