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Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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Zhongshan Park
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Address: Rm BOC, Basement, Block B, No.868 Huashan Road, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6211 1845
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Amazingly Well Done Collection

Most of these propaganda posters were destroyed after Mao's death so even the fact that they have so many of them well preserved is impressive in an of itself. Beyond that the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

when you have found the place, as its a bit odd located, you can enjoy posters from the old times which i found very amusing. Stroll by at your sunday walk in the French. Fee was low.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of these propaganda posters were destroyed after Mao's death so even the fact that they have so many of them well preserved is impressive in an of itself. Beyond that the explanations are well translated into English and French and really take you through the history of China, highlighting the different aspects of Chinese life in that time, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Different from what you might espect in Shanghai. Really nice place to see! Explanations in English and French

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit of a walk if you're taking the train. But it's pleasant enough as the area you walk through is quite clean and pedestrian friendly. Entry is RMB 25 and the staff are quite friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the basement of an apartment building this little museum exhibits the Chinese communist era in posters. Getting to see these the question is who they were trying to fool, themselves or the people. A must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

It's a bit out of the way but if you have the address on your phone a taxi driver will get you there no problem. Lots of unusual poster art from the beginning of the revolution to the current day. fascinating.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

It had seemed like China had a lot more interest in America more than we had relized back over time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I was able to find the museum with only a little hassle. The museum is in the basement of a apartment building. My tour book gave me the wrong building. It is located in building 4 which is in the back. There are two driveways to get in so if you find it right away keep walking. The information in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

A fascinating view of history from the perspective of those in power. The art itself is really interesting, but the history behind each, along with English translations was a wild to see. This was one of my favorite things to do in Shanghai and something that any westerner vising should spend an hour and see. There's a small shop with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This small museum is a bit hard to find, but all it takes is a bit of internet research and it can be done. We thought it would be a nice little stop to spend a half hour or so being quietly judgmental and mocking the cold-war communist propaganda, but it turned into an hour and a half of really... More 

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