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Chinese Propaganda Posters at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

An illustrated lecture by Richard Wesley

Throughout history, governments have communicated with their subjects concerning matters great and small. Prior to the advent of printing, mass communication was largely verbal via public meetings or the use of town criers to spread the news of a military victory, the arrival of a new king or public hazards threatening the health of the community. Magistrates, tax collectors and other government officials responsible for implementing specific rulings, were backed by written documents that could be referred to as evidence of government will...