Thursday 26 December 2013

Mao's Propaganda

BBC News is celebrating Mao Zedong's political slogans, to mark what would have been his 120 birthday had he not kicked the bucket (CLICK). Auntie has raided the archives of the IISH/Stefan R Landsberger Collections to bring us some gems of Mao's political doctrines. Shown is a happy, one-child family bearing the slogan Fewer births, better births, develop China vigorously (1987). My favourite is an earlier slogan which exhorts the population to Have fewer children, raise more pigs (1979). Has anyone noticed the irony of Mao's having been born on Boxing Day? CLICK for the Boxer Rebellion.


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