Gallery of Chinese Political Cartoons (1958-1960)


Once again, Ethan Persoff presents a great web feature: a gallery of anti-U.S. and anti-Imperialism political cartoons, which he has culled from numerous Chinese and Southeast Asian newspaper archives.

The cartoon shown above features a nuclear missile dog (with U.S. inscribed on its forehead) devouring the United States gold reserves.

The visual pun is based on the Chinese word for Lunar Eclipse 天狗吃月, which literally means: “the heavenly dog devours the moon.” Which explains the cartoon’s caption: “Lunar Eclipse - The U.S. policy of military expansionism is sapping the gold reserves that underpin the U.S. dollar.”