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Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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No.868 Huashan Road | Rm BOC, Basement, Block B,, Shanghai 200050, China
Zhongshan Park
+86 21 6211 1845
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This private collection of propaganda posters (some dating back to the 1930s) is impressive to see. You can spend 30-60 minutes looking at the materials, and then pop into the gift store for some postcards or your own copy of Mao's Little Red Book. Definitely...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The collection of Mao's era memorabilia is both enlightening and frightening. It is a window into the political propaganda and brainwashing that took place in the young communist China, Great Leap forward and Cultural Revolution. One interesting book we glanced thru was the book of...More

Thank Leeyong60
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small private museum is a serious gem. Tucked away in the basement of an apartment building near the French Concession, it is well worth seeking out. The in many cases rare collection (Thank you Yang Pei Ming!) spans the propaganda posters of 20th century...More

Thank YOY1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not easy to find - it’s in the basement of a residential apartment complex. But it’s clearly a labor of love. It’s very cool to see these posters, and i appreciated that the curator translated them into English.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has many propaganda posters during the Cultural revolution. They also sell Mao's Red Book for only RMB 350 each. Historically important for us today to lean how a whole people got embroiled in such a failed system.

1  Thank renesio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit. Enjoyed it before so brought my family when they visited me in China and they really enjoyed it as well. The museum is simple but displays a stunning array of posters that cover a great deal of history. And the owner/collector/curator was...More

Thank slickMundane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really recommend this museum. Great collection. One can really see the evolution of Chinese propaganda over the last century. Some posters are absurd. Some genuinely beautiful and an art unto themselves. It’s a good hour/hour and a half depending on how one spends one’s...More

Thank BenS5951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum with exhibition of propaganda posters dating Back to the 1920s. Tells the history from the commercial beginnings, through the cultural revolution and beyond. Some good posters available in the gift shop with current deal of 20 postcards for y40.

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given all the great write ups I expected more. It may have helped had I had a guide or even an audio guide - both not able to be purchased there.

Thank indi771
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This fascinating museum was part of a full day guided tour of Shanghai, but it stood out as a highlight. More extensive than its location and surroundings suggest, this collection is truly a labor of love. If you have any interest in China's 20th century...More

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Zhongshan Park
The residential and commercial areas around the
beautiful grounds of Zhongshan Park have never been
considered particularly fashionable by a majority of
Shanghai’s foreign residents, but plenty of expats do
choose to live here. The park itself is a huge draw,
providing a pocket of serenity in the middle of the
metropolis. The area has its share of trendy shops
with wares that can’t be found elsewhere, delicious
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Response from babin85 | Reviewed this property |
You're looking for 868 Hua Shan Road, which is roughly at a T-intersection with Wukang road. The numbers of the buildings are well-indicated, it's on the north side of the street. Coordinates are 31.213398, 121.438904 (if... More