Estimated Date 1939 – 1941 Woodblock Prints
Huang Yao published at least four woodblock prints that have been recorded, he used Niubizi to try and change undesirable old customs and to turn the woodblock print message to benefit the war.
The four known woodblock prints are:
(1.) 'Military Door Gods', adapted by Huang Yao to encourage people to contribute to the war. See also entry 'Military Door Gods'.
(2.) 'Hehe Immortals' the gods of harmony, for the bedroom doors were directing people to kill the enemy for revenge. The image of this woodblock print is not available in the Huang Yao Foundation Resource Center.
(3.) 'Military Zhong Kui' the Demon Queller, to obliterate the top five poisons (undesirable habits) among the people. It is recorded (by Xie Bingying) that 500,000 copies were printed. The image of this woodblock print is not available in the Huang Yao Foundation Resource Center.
(4.) Red, Yellow, Blue, Black. Little is known about this woodblock print and the image of this woodblock print is not available in the Huang Yao Foundation Resource Center.
Huang Yao wrote, “in Chongqing I had tried stone printing and used woodblocks to print local folk prints similar to the popular new year prints. They were sent to the villages, the village chiefs got the villagers together by beating the gong to announce the distribution.”