Before the advent of the Communist regime in 1949, China, and especially Shanghai began to experience some forms of advertising borrowed from the West.
The colorful and vibrant ads for cigarettes or perfumes begun very popular.
Like nowadays, the ads focused on female beauty. In major Chinese cities today it is easy to buy this kind of reproductions.
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Images of Chinese advertising posters of the 1930s
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