Here are some of Monsieur Cartier-Bresson's photos from China (pre- and post-Revolution).
A rush to retrieve gold from the bank before the Communist victory, Shanghai, 1949
Beijing, China, 1948
Celebrating the Communist conquest of Shanghai.
The banner in the background reads “President Mao Tse-tung”
Communist students demonstrate against the black market, Shanghai, 1949
Sing-song girl, 1949
["Sing-song girl" was an English term for Chinese courtesans]
The sign above this sidewalk library reads
“Develop production, make the economy prosper.” Shanghai, 1949