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Cadbury Chinese Poster Collection


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Brokaw, Cynthia J. and Chow, Kai-Wing. Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 2005.

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Gao, Minglu. Total modernity and the avant-garde in twentieth-century Chinese art. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.

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Hung, Chang-tai. War and Popular Culture: Resistance in Modern China, 1937-1945. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 1994.

Ku Hung-Ting, “Urban Mass Movement: The May Thirtieth Movement in Shanghai.” Modern Asian Studies 13.2 (1979): 197- 216.

Laing, Ellen Johnston. Selling Happiness: Calendar Posters and Visual Culture in Early- Twentieth-Century Shanghai. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004.

Lent, John A. Illustrating Asia: Comics, Humor, Magazines and Picture Books. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001.

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Lu, Xinghua. “Political Representation within the Libidinal Economy of a Pictorial Space: A Political-semiotic Reading of Three Propaganda Posters of the Chinese Cultural Revolution”. Semiotica 157 (2005): 213-232.

Min, Anchee, Duo Duo, Stefan R. Landsberger. Chinese Propaganda Posters. London: Taschen, 2003.

Mittler, Barbara. A Continuous Revolution: Making Senses of Cultural Revolution Culture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. 

Morgan, James. “Distinguishing Truth, Knowledge, and Belief: A Philosophical Contribution to the Problem of Images of China.” Modern China, 30.3 (Jul., 2004): 398-427.

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Tang, Xiaobing, Origins of the Chinese Avant-Garde: The Modern Woodcut Movement. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 2008.

Weatherley, Robert. Making China Strong: The Role of Nationalism in Chinese Thinking on Democracy and Human Rights. UK: The Politics and Development in Contemporary China, 2014.

Xu Yan. The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945. University Press of Kentucky, 2019. 

[special thank you to Yue Xiu (Bryn Mawr College '17)]