Cultural Revolution Tarot

The Cultural Revolution Tarot is based on propaganda posters from the Chinese cultural revolution era in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The 78 cards show experiences from the era, from famine and oppression to scenes of daily life and local colour.

Created by James Battersby, Christine Aguiar
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Self Published 2015
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Cultural Revolution Tarot review by gregory

This deck is based on the art of propaganda posters from the late 60s-early 70s, dealing with the Cultural Revolution era in China. Some cards are fairly clearly taken almost verbatim from these posters, but there is no shortage of images which could not in any way be seen as pro-revolution propaganda; the deck covers the full range of tarot symbolism and the “bad” cards are just as bad as those of any other deck.

There are cards showing violence, viciousness, tragedy, starvation – hardly the glorification of the Cultural Revolution that has been suggested by some of this deck’s detractors. In the accompanying leaflet, the creators do discuss the fact that while the Cultural Revolution was in many ways not a bad thing – unless you happen to believe that communism is a sin, which ... read more reviews.

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Name: Cultural Revolution Tarot
Creators: James Battersby, Christine Aguiar
Publisher: Self Published 2015
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Card Language: English

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