Minguo xinzheng (New government for the Republic)

This poster was almost certainly produced to coincide with the founding of the PGROC in December 1937. The visual trope of the rising sun and city gates of Beijing emitting light are clearly reminiscent of Manchukuo propaganda. Note also the references to a tattered Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) flag, with its “white sun” emblem. The replacement of this flag with the “five coloured flag ” (wuseqi), which was revived by the PGROC in 1937, was indicative of a general approach under this administration to discredit Nationalist ideologies in favour of more conservative, Confucian ideas. Note also the rather ambitious designs that this regime had on the rest of China (the man is planting his flag on China as a whole, rather than the patchwork of territory in north China over which the PGROC actually ruled).

Date

circa December 1937

Artist/Creator

Anon

Medium

Poster

Dimensions

30 x 42"

Case Studies

Japanese-occupied China
(1937-1945)

Keywords

city gates, dawn, flag, globe, map, men, PGROC, white sun (bai ri) emblem

Further information

Source

Hoover Institution

Source Reference Details

Poster collection, CC-217

Permissions/Acknowledgements

Hoover Institution Archives

COTCA Identifier

HI-0009

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