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Re: Reproducing images and copyright

2 and 3 should be subject to Chinese copyright law, which did not exist until the 1980s. So common practice has been that everything before that period is considered to be copyright free. I reproduced a 1970s poster in my first book.
Even according to the law, copyright lasts only 50 years, I believe. You can check it here.


Reproducing images and copyright

Greetings folks,

I need to reproduce three images from the following sources (all from the mid-1950s) for an upcoming publication: 
1. Times of India online database via ProQuest (advertisement)
2. Guangming ribao online database (photograph)
3. Archived personal papers (Newspaper photograph that I personally clicked at the archive)

Re: Rural art during the Cultural Revolution

I found this booklet quite interesting:
Hebei renmin chubanshe (河北人民出版社) (eds), Nongcun meishu shouce [农村美术手册, Handbook for art in rural villages] (Shijiazhuang: Hebei renmin chubanshe, 1975)
It has theory and examples, both for images, slogans and calligraphy that can be used
stefan landsberger

Rural art during the Cultural Revolution

Dear colleagues, 

I am starting a project on socially-engaged art in the countryside and I am doing some background historical research. I was wondering if any of you had experience doing research in local archives on rural art during the Cultural Revolution. I would like to know what to expect before going back to China in the summer. Also, do you have any suggestion for secondary literature (in Chinese or English) on the topic? 

Many thanks,

Zhou Yanhua


Re: Looking for Research on Chinese Perceptions of, and Experience With, National Debt

First thought on places to look are

1.) Sun Yan, The Chinese Reassessment of Socialism, 1976-1992

2.) Zhang Shu Guang, Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991

2.) Amy King, China-Japan Relations after World War Two: Empire, Industry and War, 1949-1971 (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

3.) Julian Gewirtz, Unlikely Partners


Looking for Research on Chinese Perceptions of, and Experience With, National Debt

I am looking for literature focused on China’s relationship with internal and foreign debt throughout its entire history, but primarily as the country began to modernize economically during the 1970s.  Any suggestions of books or articles focused on how debt has been viewed or used in China’s foreign or domestic politics would be greatly welcomed and appreciated. Thank-you.


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