Starting at the life-size statue of Chairman Mao, you know this place means business when it comes to communist relics. Posters, lithographs, artworks, clothing, furniture, housewares and just about every item used on a daily basis (tea cups, plates, etc.) lend shoppers a comprehensive image of communist propaganda and its implementation into the lives of the population. You’ll also come across plenty of fascinating curios that illustrate other aspects of the Cultural Revolution’s sweeping scope, like old awards bestowed upon upstanding students and workers.
Mountains of memorabilia are displayed within this shop located in the former French Concession. Anyone looking for either cheeky or serious souvenirs depicting the party’s commitment to the people should check here. Even if you’re not looking to buy, browsing through the collections offers great insight into how everyday objects and artwork successfully conveyed revolutionary messages, like a three dimensional viewfinder into the past.