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Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting enough”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

It's quite niche attraction, but even for the uncultured like myself it is interesting to see and understand the relatively recent history. Bizarre to think how different the place was just 40-50 years ago.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The location of this place is strange, the basement of a residential block of flats but its a little gem. Some great posters from the Mao Communist era as well as great prints of the old 1930s Shanghai Girls posters and postcards.

Visited December 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Pretty damn cool”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The place is located in what seems to be a person's basement. The collection is thorough and cool. It's very impressive and you can buy prints.
Cool little place.
It's like take a trip through time.

Visited April 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“My favourite thing in Shanghai”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Although one finds it all over the internet, this feels somehow like a secret collection. Most Chinese in Shanghai that I spoke to had never heard about it.

It really brought home what China has been about for the last 70 years or so. Apart from the fact that the collection is one of a kind, the art itself is very powerful. I would suggest going to see if it does something to you.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Excellent Collection, very educational”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Very impressive collection of communist china's propaganda posters. Adequately placed in the basement of a council housing, brightly lit by fluorescent light, you get the feeling of the communist era. all posters are translated into English. The owner collected more than 6000 posters (most are stowed away), and he speaks good English to explain more about his collections.
We bought a small original poster.
The collection certainly is a very special type of art and is recommended for all who are interested in art, and politics.

Visited April 2013
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