Book review. Gan, Wendy (2018). Comic China: Representing Common Ground, 1890-1945. Philadelphia: Temple University Press; and Tam, King-fai and Sharon Wesoky (2018). Not Just a Laughing Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humour in China. Singapore: Springer.
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Keywords

China
Hong Kong
cross-cultural communication
cartoons
Internet humour
political jokes

How to Cite

Chey, J. V. (2019). Book review. Gan, Wendy (2018). Comic China: Representing Common Ground, 1890-1945. Philadelphia: Temple University Press; and Tam, King-fai and Sharon Wesoky (2018). Not Just a Laughing Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humour in China. Singapore: Springer. The European Journal of Humour Research, 7(3), 146–151. Retrieved from https://www.europeanjournalofhumour.org/ejhr/article/view/323

Abstract

This review covers two new books on Chinese humour: Wendy Gan Comic China: Representing Common Ground, 1890-1945; and King-fai Tam and Sharon Wesoky Not Just a Laughing Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humour in China. Gan argues that humour can moderate extreme views through sympathetic understanding of the other.  Tam and Wesoky cover several aspects of mainland Chinese and Hong Kong humour usage through edited papers from a recent conference.
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References

Gan, Wendy (2018). Comic China: Representing Common Ground, 1890-1945. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Tam, King-fai & Wesoky, Sharon (2018). Not Just a Laughing Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humour in China. Singapore. Springer.

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