Source 8: Great Leap Forward Jiang Mi (1959) Prosperity brought by the dragon and the phoenix (poster)

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Title

Source 8: Great Leap Forward Jiang Mi (1959) Prosperity brought by the dragon and the phoenix (poster)

Subject

Great Leap Forward

Description

A propaganda poster using symbolic imagery to depict supposed prosperity as a result of the first five year plan. The phoenix and bale of hay denote a plentiful harvest whilst the dragon and steel furnace denote rapid industrial growth. At the time the poster was produced, millions were dying of starvation as a result of the Great Famine.

Creator

Jiang Mi

Source

https://chineseposters.net/themes/great-leap-forward.php

Date

1959

Citation

Jiang Mi , “Source 8: Great Leap Forward Jiang Mi (1959) Prosperity brought by the dragon and the phoenix (poster),” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed January 28, 2022, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/75.

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