Jump to content
Learn Chinese in China

Anti-capitalist poster? 1975


Recommended Posts

Among the photos I took in Zhengzhou in 1975, I have two shots of what is presumably an anti-capitalist or anti-foreigner poster, together with people looking unhappy about me photographing it. I can remember nothing about the situation - people were normally very friendly and pleased to see us. I can't really read this - e.g. I see that Wang Kangnian is a proper name and he has a brother, but I would be grateful if someone could type out what of the text is legible (my Chinese is really ropy). And what would the overall meaning and context of this poster be?



  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Site Sponsors:
Pleco for iPhone / Android iPhone & Android Chinese dictionary: camera & hand- writing input, flashcards, audio.
Study Chinese in Kunming 1-1 classes, qualified teachers and unique teaching methods in the Spring City.
Learn Chinese Characters Learn 2289 Chinese Characters in 90 Days with a Unique Flash Card System.
Hacking Chinese Tips and strategies for how to learn Chinese more efficiently
Popup Chinese Translator Understand Chinese inside any Windows application, website or PDF.
Chinese Grammar Wiki All Chinese grammar, organised by level, all in one place.

The first chapter has too many characters I can't quite read, so I'm skipping that one, but here is the rest. What an amazing photo you have there. I'm not sure if the content of the story is something that happened locally, or supposedly happened locally, or is a story from elsewhere, but the illustrations and calligraphy are not something standard.


2. 在电台勾搭上女广播员杨惠倩





3. 越剧名伶马樟花





4. 一笔巨款骗到手





5. 王康年的哥哥王康庆








  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks very much. I had done A Level Chinese, for what it's worth, and so I photographed posters in the hope I might read them one day. I didn't do the whole of this one, perhaps because it looks as if it felt uncomfortable, and I have hesitated to post here because I know nothing about it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here's what I could read of the first panel:

安插在上海大惠电台 充当新闻报告员


x where it wasn't clear. Did a search on Li Zhongying and there were some stories about a traitor agent in Shanghai by that name in the 1940s but not much detail on a quick look.

  • Like 1
  • Helpful 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks very much, Jim and Lu - this is great. Silly of me not to attach enough importance to the poster at the time and see it was so different from allthe others. I can actually understand some of it (with the help of the pinyin from Google Translate). The villains do get a Western appearance, don't they? but they were Chinese.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

From Wikipedia:



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did see that - is there something I'm overlooking? They would not put it up in 1973, but in 1972 - but on the other hand, it all happened behind closed doors. Still, the 'it was 20 years ago' on the poster suggests it was linked to the date.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and select your username and password later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Click here to reply. Select text to quote.

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...