Tagged: Eugene Wang

The Worker-and-Peasant Duo as Currency of Images: Socialist Subjectivity and Post-Socialist Mediality

Eugene Wang If the currency design serves as an ideological barometer, the first reminbi (People‚Äôs Currency) issued at the founding of PRC in 1949 came as a surprise. Of the sixty-two designs comprising the first set of reminbi, only two of them feature worker-and-peasant bust-portraits. For the socialist discourse that glorifies the worker-and-peasant duo as […]