The Humanities in Asia

Not Just a Laughing Matter

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humor in China

Editors: Tam, King-fai, Wesoky, Sharon R. (Eds.)

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  • The first comprehensive treatment of the relationship between humor and politics in China
  • Well suited as a basic textbook for courses on Chinese culture, history and politics
  • Pursues an interdisciplinary approach to an important topic in the study of modern China  ​
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This book offers the first comprehensive and in-depth exploration of the way Chinese humor fits into broader discourses on Chinese identity and modernity in an increasingly globalized world throughout the period of modern China. It brings together the expertise of scholars from a variety of disciplines – history, literature, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and the study of popular culture – to examine the many forms and modes in which political humor is expressed in modern China: films, cartoons, the visual arts, oral performances and online satire.​

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Tam, King-fai (et al.)

  • Illustrating Humor: Political Cartoons on Late Qing Constitutionalism

    Pages 15-37

    Wu, I-Wei

  • Humor, War and Politics in San Mao Joins the Army: A Comparison Between the Comic Strips (1946) and the Film (1992)

    Pages 39-55

    Pozzi, Laura

  • Chinese Film Satire and Its Foreign Connections in the People’s Republic of China (1950–1957): Laughter Without Borders?

    Pages 57-74

    Lu, Xiaoning

  • Keeping the Ci in Fengci: A Brief History of the Chinese Verbal Art of Xiangsheng

    Pages 77-95

    Moser, David

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-4958-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5276-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Not Just a Laughing Matter
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humor in China
Editors
  • King-fai Tam
  • Sharon R. Wesoky
Series Title
The Humanities in Asia
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
Distribution Rights are restricted
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4960-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4960-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4958-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5276-8
Series ISSN
2363-6890
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 176
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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