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Comics Art in China

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811745
eISBN:
9781496811783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811745.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the most comprehensive and authoritative source on this subject, this book covers almost all comics art forms in mainland China, providing the history from the nineteenth century to the present as ... More


Cradle of Chinese Cartooning

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

in Comics Art in China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811745
eISBN:
9781496811783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811745.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Visual humor and narrative, both of which can be components of comics and cartoons, existed during the pre-twentieth century, dynastic eras of China. Attributes such as caricature, satire, parody, ... More


Manhua’s Golden Age

John A. Lent and Xu Ying

in Comics Art in China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811745
eISBN:
9781496811783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811745.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The 1920s and 1930s were very important in the development of China’s comic art tradition. Lianhuanhua greatly expanded in number; the first successful newspaper strips (Ye Qianyu’s “Mr. Wang,” Zhang ... More


The Politics and Aesthetics of Rediscovering Heroes of the “Red Classics” in Lianhuanhua of the Reform Era

Rosemary Roberts

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Lianhuanhua (picture story books) became popular in China in the 1920s and 30s and had their golden age between the 1950s and 1970s when many of the “red classic” tales of communist heroes appeared ... More


China

John A. Lent

in Asian Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter defies a long-held notion that humor and comics, as well as political cartooning, have not existed in China. The country has a rich history of using satirical drawings and lianhuanhua to ... More


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