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Art History Roundtable: Dr. Shaoqian Zhang

Join us for a discussion led by Dr. Shaoqian Zhang, Associate Professor of Art History at OSU. 


Visual Reeducation for Japanese Prisoners:
Propaganda Combat Between the Japanese Empire and the Yan'an Worker-Peasant School During the Second Sino-Japanese War

This talk examines the essential role that visual propaganda played in the reeducation programs founded by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the second Sino-Japanese War. Comparing propaganda materials from the Yan’an Worker and Peasant School (founded in 1941 by the CCP to retain and reform Japanese prisoners) with examples from the Imperial Japanese Army, the visualizations provide insight into the CCP’s key strategies used in psychological warfare against the Japanese.


When: Thursday, April 19, 5 pm 
Where: OSU Museum of Art