Zong fenqi (Uprising)

This woodcut, by an artist called Tie Ying (lit. “iron eagle”), was reproduced in Zhonghua huabao (Chinese Pictorial) 2.2 (March 1944). The importance of the muke (woodcut) form to artistic practice in occupied China has been almost entirely overlooked in the literature. The muke form has hitherto been associated with the art of resistance in China, despite being an important part of “occupation” visual cultures as well.

In this case, the image of Chinese men, dressed in their “New Citizens Uniforms” (Xin guomin zhifu) and waving the ROC flag as they run into battle against enemies unseen, looks almost identical to early wartime resistance muke.

Date

March 1944

Artist/Creator

Tie Ying 鉄鷹

Medium

Woodcut

Theme

New Citizens Movement

Case Studies

Japanese-occupied China
(1937-1945)

Keywords

flag, propaganda, uniform

Further information

Source

Shanghai Library

Source Reference Details

Modern Documents Reading Room

Permissions/Acknowledgements

Shanghai Library

COTCA Identifier

SL-0006

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