LIANHUANHUA & MANHUA PICTURE BOOKS & COMICS IN OLD SHANGHAI
Kuiyi Shen (Ohio Univ.)
Thursday, May 02, 2002Along with the development of publishing in Shanghai in the early twentieth century, two distinctive genres of serial illustrations, lianhuanhua (picture books) and manhua (comics), quickly emerged in the 1920s and 1930s. The contents, styles, production methods, and distribution systems of these two genres reflected the different tastes of contemporary social groups. This talk examines the studio practices, styles, and contents of these two distinctive genres and puts their production and development in the cultural context of commercialized Shanghai in the early Republican period.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
146 Dodd Hall
Kuyi Shen is Assistant Professor of Asian Art History at Ohio University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on contemporary Chinese art and Chinese painting of the early Republican period. He also maintains an active career as a curator. He is best known as the catalogue coauthor and curator of A Century in Crisis: Tradition and Modernity in the Art of Twentieth Century China, the modern section of China: 5000 Years, held at the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, Spain, in 1998.
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