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Asian Punches

A Transcultural Affair

Harder, Hans, Mittler, Barbara (Eds.)

2013, X, 444 p. 109 illus., 91 illus. in color.

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  • Deals with with Punches and Punch-like magazines in 19th and 20th century
  • Asia Traces an alternative and largely unacknowledged side of the history of this popular British periodical Casts a wide-reaching comparative glance on the genesis of satirical journalism n various Asian countries

Covering an area from Egypt and the Ottoman Empire in the West via British India up to China and Japan in the East, this book deals with Punches and other Punch-like satirical magazines as they emerged in the 19th and early 20th century. By tracing its transcultural trajectory, the book offers a largely unknown and unacknowledged history around the Punch, one of the most popular British periodicals at the time. Scrutinizing the spread of both textual and visual satire, it casts a wide-reaching comparative glance on the genesis of satirical journalism in Asia and Europe.    

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Chinese Studies - History - Indology - Sinology - South Asian Studies

Related subjects » Linguistics

Table of contents 

Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Asian Punch Versions and Related Satirical Journals.- Part I: Punch, the Template.- The Presence of Punch in the Nineteenth Century.- Part II: Punch in South Asia.- Punch and Indian Cartoons:The reception of a transnational phenomenon.- The Possibility of Satire: Reading Pratap Narain Misra’s Brāhmaṇ, 1883-1890.- From Punch to Matˡvālā: Transcultural Lives of a Literary Format.- The Punch Tradition in Late Nineteenth Century Bengal: From Pulcinella to Basantak and Pā̃cu.- Crossing the Boundaries: Punch and the Marathi Weekly Hindu Pañca (1870-1909).- Punch in India: Another History of Colonial Politics?.- Part III: Punch in the Middle East.- Insistent Localism in a Satiric World: Shaykh Naggār’s ‘Reed-Pipe’ in the 1890s Cairene Press.- Abū Nazzāra’s Journey from Victorious Egypt to Splendorous Paris: The Making of an Arabic Punch.- Teodor Kasab’s Ottoman Adaptation of the Ottoman Shadow Theatre Karagöz.- What’s in a Name? Branding Punch in Cairo, 1908.- Part IV: Punch in East Asia.- ‘Punch Pictures’—Localising Punch in Meiji Japan.- ‘Punch’s Heirs’ between the (Battle) Lines—Satirical Journalism in the Age of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.- Participating in Global Affairs: The Chinese Cartoon Monthly Shanghai Puck.- ‘He’ll Roast All Subjects That May Need the Roasting’: Puck and Mr. Punch in NineteenthCentury China.

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