1. The United China Relief WWII poster, “China Carries On United China Relief” shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red, that roughly translate as ‘Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation.’ The text reads ‘China carries on. United China Relief.’ Artist: Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (1889-1977), date unknown.  
Source: University of North Texas Digital Library 

    The United China Relief WWII poster, “China Carries On United China Relief” shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red, that roughly translate as ‘Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation.’ The text reads ‘China carries on. United China Relief.’ Artist: Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (1889-1977), date unknown.  

    Source: University of North Texas Digital Library 

  2. Artist James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) with actress Loretta Yung, next to his United China Relief Campaign poster in 1942.

    Artist James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) with actress Loretta Yung, next to his United China Relief Campaign poster in 1942.

  3. "China—looks to us!" political poster. Black and white sketch of a Chinese infant wearing a hat. Created by American artist and illustrator James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960), c. 1945.
Source: University of North Texas Digital Library 

    "China—looks to us!" political poster. Black and white sketch of a Chinese infant wearing a hat. Created by American artist and illustrator James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960), c. 1945.

    Source: University of North Texas Digital Library 

  4. "With your help China shall teach and lead her own." Artist: Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952). Date: circa 1947. In the World War Poster Collection, University of North Texas Digital Library
Source: University of North Texas Digital Library

    "With your help China shall teach and lead her own." Artist: Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952). Date: circa 1947. In the World War Poster Collection, University of North Texas Digital Library

    Source: University of North Texas Digital Library

  5. United China Relief was an organization in the 1940s which brought together different philanthropic organizations operating in China. Its fundraising campaigns which raised money need to help Chinese refugees during the war, were publicized by posters such as these. The representation of the Chinese in WWII poster art were sympathetic and they were depicted in a realistic fashion (albeit with a hint of idealism and romanticism), quite in contrast with previous caricatures and stereotypes of the Chinese in earlier decades as short, pig-tailed, long-clawed aliens.

    Image 1: WWII-US. A Chinese patriot looks up as aircraft circle around him. A Chinese man in military uniform and cap looks toward the sky. Several tiny planes circle him. The planes and his cap bear the 12-pointed sun symbol of the Chinese forces. Near the right edge of the poster are four Chinese characters in red which roughly translate as “Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation.” Artist: Gaydos. Size: 56 x 36 cm. Date: between 1941-1946? 

    Image 2: “This man is your friend: Chinese: he fights for freedom”. Photograph of a smiling Chinese soldier in uniform with cap. Creator: United States, Office of Facts and Figures, in 1942. 

    Source: University of North Texas, George Marshall Foundation

  6. "United Nations Fight for Freedom." Boy Scouts in front of Capitol, helping the war effort by delivering posters. Photographer: John Rous. Date: 1943.
Source: Library of Congress

    "United Nations Fight for Freedom." Boy Scouts in front of Capitol, helping the war effort by delivering posters. Photographer: John Rous. Date: 1943.

    Source: Library of Congress

  7. missmillay:

Edna attending a benefit raising money for the United China Relief.

Is this the same benefit as the United China Relief Banquet Edna St. Vincent Millay was asked to read a poem in 1940? (“Edna St. Vincent Millay in the Village: The Men in Millay’s Life.” Anne Cheney. The Village Voice, Sept. 1, 1975, p.41-43).

    missmillay:

    Edna attending a benefit raising money for the United China Relief.

    Is this the same benefit as the United China Relief Banquet Edna St. Vincent Millay was asked to read a poem in 1940? (“Edna St. Vincent Millay in the Village: The Men in Millay’s Life.” Anne Cheney. The Village Voice, Sept. 1, 1975, p.41-43).

  8. Chinese American women in cheongsam solicit contribution funds for the 1941 United China Relief fundraising campaign which aimed to raise $5 million in relief funds for China. Published by Los Angeles’ Daily news, ca. 1941.
Source: University of California Libraries

    Chinese American women in cheongsam solicit contribution funds for the 1941 United China Relief fundraising campaign which aimed to raise $5 million in relief funds for China. Published by Los Angeles’ Daily news, ca. 1941.

    Source: University of California Libraries

  9. A group of Chinese women and girls dressed in hula skirts for a fundraising event for the anti-Japanese war. One of the girls in the photograph (seated) is Norma Hodge (nee Quon). Mabel Wang is in the first person on the left standing. Girl seated third from the right is Jean (Mabel Wang’s sister). Probably taken in the rooms of the Chung Hwa Kung Hwei. Date: c. 1936-1937. Place: Melbourne, Australia.

Source: Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia

    A group of Chinese women and girls dressed in hula skirts for a fundraising event for the anti-Japanese war. One of the girls in the photograph (seated) is Norma Hodge (nee Quon). Mabel Wang is in the first person on the left standing. Girl seated third from the right is Jean (Mabel Wang’s sister). Probably taken in the rooms of the Chung Hwa Kung Hwei. Date: c. 1936-1937. Place: Melbourne, Australia.

    Source: Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia

  10. Dorothy Toy and Paul Wing tapdancing in “With Best Wishes” (1939).