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Illustrating Asia : comics, humor magazines, and picture books

Author: John A Lent
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2001.
Series: ConsumAsiaN book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All of the articles consider cartoon and/or comic art in the historical and social setting of seven South, Southeast, and East Asian countries: India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan. The contributors treat comic and narrative art--including comic books, comic strips, picture books, and humor and fan magazines--in both historical and socio-cultural perspectives, as well as portrayals of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Illustrating Asia.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)872659131
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Lent
ISBN: 0824824717 9780824824716
OCLC Number: 45661703
Description: ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Comics as social commentary in Java, Indonesia / Laine Berman --
From self-knowledge to super heroes: the story of Indian comics / Aruna Rao --
Shaping a cultural identity: the picture book and cartoons in Taiwan, 1945-1980 / Shu-chu Wei --
Cartooning in Sri Lanka / John A. Lent --
Lianhuanhua and Manhua, picture books and comics in old Shanghai / Kuiyi Shen --
The corporeality of erotic imagination: a study of pictorials and cartoons in Republican China / Yingjin Zhang --
Red comic books: the origins of modern Japanese Manga / Shimizu Isao --
Redrawing the past: modern presentation of ancient Chinese philosophy in the cartoons of Tsai Chih-Chung / Shu-chu Wei --
Gender insubordination in Japanese comics (Manga) for girls / Fusami Ōgi --
Malaysia's mad magazines: images of females and males in Malay culture / Ronald Provencher --
Images of the enemy in wartime Manga magazine, 1941-1945 / Rei Okamoto.
Series Title: ConsumAsiaN book series.
Responsibility: edited by John A. Lent.

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Using illustrations for story telling has been a tradition in Asia for millennia. The essays in this book treat comic and narrative art from seven Asian countries in both historical and  Read more...

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