Enemy of the People: Visual Representations of Chiang Kai-shek

Summary:

Visual depictions of Chiang Kai-shek from various forms of propaganda and other art from the 1940s through to the 2000s, with a particular concentration on negative images of Chiang.

Project Status:

Completed

Funders:

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Partners:

University of Sheffield
University of Nottingham

Subjects:

20th century, digital archive, east asian studies, history, images, online resource

Technologies:

CMS, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP

Project Website

Project Description

This project explores visual depictions of Chiang Kai-shek from various forms of propaganda and other art from the 1940s through to the 2000s, with a particular concentration on negative images of Chiang (ranging from anti-Chiang pamphlets produced by the Japanese military during the Second Sino-Japanese War to caricatures of Chiang appearing in the American press during the 1970s). The web site holds a growing body of visual images taken from a variety of sources, as well as explanatory details and other information. The images on the website can be searched according to keyword, image title, artist name and topic. The site also includes an introductory essay and details regarding each image included.

Project Team

  • Dr Jeremy Taylor (Principal Investigator – University of Nottingham)
  • Ryan Bloor (Developer – University of Sheffield)