The term “sinological garbology” was first coined by Michael Schoenhals in 2013 – and is essentially the practice of combing flea markets across China for Maoist documents, meterial artifacts, and more. Take a look at some of my finds below.

Flea Market Stall in Nanjing, Zhejiang – a treasure trove of Mao-era documents and artifacts! Photographed during 2018 Dissertation Research Fellowship travel

Pamphlets on “newspaper reading groups” 读报组collected for article published in Media History from Anhui and Zhejiang provinces –>

<- A flea market stall in Hefei, Anhui where several of above pictured pamphlets were purchased.

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