Mao-era Poster Collection

This digital collection currently comprises the Heidelberg University and the University of Westminster collections of Mao-era chinese wall posters. It supports researchers at Institut de recherches asiatiques - IrAsia - at Aix-Marseille University; Institut d'Asie Orientale (IAO), ENS-Lyon; The Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg and the University of Westminster. Such posters formed an important communication and publication apparatus, employed in particular by the Communist Party of China - the ruling political party of the People's Republic of China, and are significant for the fields of Cultural Revolution, Mao-era and post-Mao-era studies.

Quick start

You can apply filters to the collection to refine the list of posters.

The "search" functionality is configured for searching metadata in Latin and Chinese script.

To see the annotations select a poster and click on the "view and annotate poster" link. Within the viewer click the balloon icon in the upper left corner to toggle annotations. This is work in progress most annotations currently available for Westminster posters and contain transcriptions.

For information on the project see the about section.