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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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Jeremiah Jenne grew up in Atkinson, NH and is the Executive Director of The Hutong, Beijing’s premier cultural exchange center. In his spare time, Jeremiah runs the Chinese history site Jottings from the Granite Studio.   He has written for the China Beat, the online edition of the Atlantic Monthly, and The Economist. He has also contributed essays to two […]more →