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Artist: Isidoro Ocampo, Mexican, 1910–1983
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexican, founded 1937

El fascismo: 7a conferencia, El fascismo japonés (Fascism: 7th Lecture, Japanese Fascism)

1939

Color lithograph

sheet: 46.5 × 67.5 cm (18 5/16 × 26 9/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Holmes Pearson, B.A. 1932, Ph.D. 1941
1954.4.27
Here, for the seventh lecture, “Japanese Fascism,” the Japanese Emperor Hirohito is depicted as a huge beetle dominating a landmass marked “Republic of China.” The Japanese had invaded China in 1937, late in that year perpetrating the infamous “Rape of Nanking,” during which 250,000 to 300,000 Chinese were massacred.
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Mexican
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints - Posters
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