Source 3: Zhang Huaijiang (1950) Struggle against the village bully (Woodblock Print)

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Source 3: Zhang Huaijiang (1950) Struggle against the village bully (Woodblock Print)

Description

This is a propaganda woodblock print created just after the Agrarian Reform Law of 1950. The print depicts a ‘speaking bitterness’ session. The gesture of pointing towards the accused was a highly popular motif at the time. Woodblock prints were a cheap, easily reproducible medium that could be seen by many people.

Creator

Zhang Huaijiang

Source

Tang, Xiaobing. (2015) Visual Culture in Contemporary China : Paradigms and Shifts Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Citation

Zhang Huaijiang, “Source 3: Zhang Huaijiang (1950) Struggle against the village bully (Woodblock Print),” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed October 28, 2021, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/19.

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