Analyzing Maoist Propaganda:
Early Days of the People's Republic

List and analyze the symbols in the 3 pieces of Maoist propaganda below. How do these images embody the early reforms of the CCP? Connect to vocabulary and events from our reading.

Do any relate to your predictions from Friday?

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2 years ago
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In the third image, the people are holding a basket containing a boat, food, and money. I think this symbolizes the Communist reforms to promote industrialism as well as show that the CCP keeps their promises from the civil war. Moreover, the people are carrying the basket together which promotes equality, another promise made by the CCP. In all the images, everyone is happy and working together, clearly under CCP rule.

2 years ago
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I agree, Sam, In the first one, the black sinking ship could represent the Nationalists, and how they failed in comparison to the Communists.

2 years ago
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@IkeBaldwin Yeah I think so

2 years ago
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I think that the second image shows the idea that everyone was working under Mao's leadership because the painting of him is above the family and it emphasizes his control over the people of China and his ability to make the lives of the people better because they have food on the table and they are all smiling.

2 years ago
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All of the posters basically are saying that Mao is making China rich andhappy

2 years ago
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All of the people in the images don't seem to look very traditional, but the imagery surrounding them looks to have traditional symbols, like the dragon.

2 years ago
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They all show plentifulness for workers

2 years ago
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Maybe the wife in the second photo is also happy because she knows she can divorce her husband.

2 years ago
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THE NUMBER SEVEN SYMBOLIZES TOGETHERNESS AND IT'S ON THAT CALENDAR.

2 years ago
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The captions and words on the pictures are very blatant and straight forward. There isn't any attempt to be subtle.