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Hong Kong comics : a history of manhua

Author: Wendy Siuyi Wong
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2002].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Asian comics are increasingly popular in the West, where comic and illustration enthusiasts prize them as objects of cultlike devotion. The growing interest in Japanese manga and Chinese manhua-broad terms that refer to cartoons, comics, and picture story books-stems equally from a desire for exotic forms of entertainment and an ever-increasing interest in the artistic, cultural, and political traditions of their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Siuyi Wong
ISBN: 1568982690 9781568982694
OCLC Number: 45841483
Description: 188 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: a history of Hong Kong comics --
The paper tiger: satirical & political manhua --
The art of humor: comical manhua --
Spirits of kung fu: action manhua --
Borrowed tales: children's manhua.
Responsibility: Wendy Siuyi Wong.
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This illustrated text examines the history of Hong Kong comics from its beginnings in the early 20th century to its most influential contemporary practitioners, and in the process, traces the origin  Read more...


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