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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.

Posted by on April 2, 2010.

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Categories: Chinese History

  • http://imagethief.com Will

    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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