Manchukuo propaganda poster

I’m heading to Changchun this weekend with my students, and while doing a little digging and reading on the history of the city I stumbled across this fascinating poster from the Manchukuo era:

With Japanese, Chinese, and Manchu working together, a Great Peace can be brought to the world.

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  1. Interesting symbolism in there. The Japanese definitely lead – tall, centered, in front. If I had to spot a hierarchy (and it’s not hard) it would certainly be Japanese, Chinese, Manchurian. Of course, this is the order in the characters as well, so I suppose it makes sense. I wonder what it says about the worldview at the time.

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