Not Just a Laughing Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humor in China 1st ed. 2018 Edition

Ebook Details


King-fai Tam, Sharon R. Wesoky

Year 2017
Pages 176
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9789811049583
File Size 5.98 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

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.​