“Inspection and Supervision” by Ding Cong, 1987 (Reprinted in the International Journal of Comic Art, Fall 2010)
Mr. and Mrs. Stemberding
The 5 Ugly Lessons Hiding in Every Superhero Movie Is the sudden, raging success of this genre a sign of a toxic corruption in the collective soul of our society? Probably!
Seeing that Eric Abrahamsen’s translation of Xu Zechen’s Running Through Beijing was released by Two Lines Press earlier this month, it seems appropriate to sketch out a tradition of movie pirating that existed in mainland China before the advent of bootlegged DVDs: This is a lianhuanhua 連環畫 adaptation of Star Wars which historian Maggie Greene picked […]
What follows is the first instalment of a six-part draft translation of Ye Yonglie’s 叶永烈 (1940–2020) classic illustrated children’s chapter book Little Smarty Visits the Future 《小灵通漫游未来》, first published by Young Children’s Press 少年儿童出版社 in Shanghai in August, 1978, with illustrations by Du Jianguo 杜建国. Ye passed away on May 15 of this year, and […]
Earlier this week, I received some comments from a reader regarding my research focus to “understand Chinese comics from the perspective of the present,” included in a previous post on this blog. The reader warned that this position could be interpreted as an expression of “presentism.” In light of this, I thought I might share […]
• (forthcoming) “Technologies of the Heart: Cryogenics and Revivification in Post-Cultural Revolution Science Popularization Lianhuanhua” for the panel Caricatures in Flux: Cartoons and Comics in Changing China, 1930s–1980s. Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), Wednesday, 24 August 2022. • “Food for Thought: Lianhuanhua as Spiritual Sustenance.” Reading (in) Chinese Comics workshop, READCHINA, […]
Not an obituary.
I haven’t posted much on here over the past year that I’ve been at Cambridge, and in part that’s because my work (as with most first year PhDs I think) has been pretty scattered. I’ve been reading a lot, and writing a lot, but very little of what I’ve written seems particularly blog-able. I do […]
So it’s been a while since I posted on here (more than a year!) and I’m afraid I don’t have much to report about Chinese comics, for the moment at least. It’s a been a big year: after five fantastic years in Canada, my wife (Chinese) and I (American) finally successfully applied for permanent residence…and […]