East vs. East: China's Anti-Japan Posters

EastSouthNorthWest has been documenting the Chinese graphic design focused on reminding the populace of Japanese humiliations during World War II and encouraging citizens to "castrate Japanese" through boycotting their goods and services.

Translation of poster at right:

Everyone loves the country
Don't forget the national shame
Boycott Japanese goods
Beginning with myself
See more posters.

Ann Marie Healy of Z Plus Partners interviews Jonathan Spence, one of the foremost scholars of Chinese civilization from the 16th century to the present and Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, about the historical context behind these most recent eruptions of anti-Japanese fervor.

Read interview.