Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Brian LaPierre, Ph.D.
My research argues that commonalities in Soviet and Chinese military posters show that these communist superpowers shared deeply embedded cultural connections that persisted even after the Sino-Soviet Split, an acrimonious diplomatic breakdown between these states that occurred during the 1960s and 1970s. I argue against other historians' interpretations of the Sino-Soviet Split period by comparing Soviet and Chinese Communist military poster propaganda within a historical context that explains their complicated and unexpected political and cultural interrelationship. I argue that the Soviet Union and Communist China, on a cultural level, continued their close interaction under the divisive rhetorical surface of the Sino-Soviet Split and even during the xenophobia of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
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Berman, Hannah C., "After the Split: An Analysis of Sino-Soviet Military Poster Propaganda" (2013). Honors Theses. 200.