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Comics Art in China 2021

Summary of Comics Art in China

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John A. Lent University Press of Mississippi / Jackson and Xu Ying Page 4

Comics Art John A. Lent and Xu Ying in China Page 5

Te color reproductions in this book are funded by a generous donation from the Huang Yao Foundation and Carolyn Wong. www.upress.state.ms.us Te University Press of Mississippi is a member of the Association of American University Presses. Copyright © 2017 by University Press of Mississippi All rights reserved Manufactured in Canada First printing 2017 ∞ Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Lent, John A., author. | Xu, Ying, 1959– author. Title: Comics art in China / John A. Lent and Xu Ying. Description: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2017. |

Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifers: LCCN 2017003509 (print) | LCCN 2017007881 (ebook) | ISBN 9781496811745 (hardback) | ISBN 9781496811752 (epub single) | ISBN 9781496811769 (epub institutional) | ISBN 9781496811776 ( pdf single) | ISBN 9781496811783 (pdf institutional) Subjects: LCSH: Caricatures and cartoons—China—History. | Animated flms—China—History and criticism. | Arts and soci- ety—China—History. | BISAC: LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture. | HISTORY / Asia / China. Classifcation: LCC NC1690 .L46 2017 (print) | LCC NC1690 (ebook) | DDC 741.5/6951—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017003509 British Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data available Page 6

To my many cartoonist friends worldwide and the research community that studies them: you have made it a magnifcent adventure Page 7 Page 8

Fang Cheng at work Manhua, lianhuanhua, xinmanhua, and donghua Cartoons, picture books, comics, and animation Calligraphy by Fang Cheng, 2016, age ninety-seven Page 9 Page 10

Preface ◆ xi 1 Cradle of Chinese Cartooning ◆ 3 2 Manhua’s Golden Age ◆ 23 Contents 3 Cartoons as Wartime Weapons, 1930s–1949 ◆ 47 4 Liberation, Maoist Campaigns, and Cartoons, 1949–1976 ◆ 79 5 Reform, Modernization, Market Economy, and Cartooning ◆ 107 6 Animation: From Hand-Crafted Experimentation to Digitalization ◆ 151 7 Conclusion ◆ 195 Appendix: Interviews Conducted by John A. Lent and/or Xu Ying ◆ 199 Notes ◆ 203 Bibliography ◆ 207 Additional Sources ◆ 221 Index ◆ 223

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