Lianhuanhua: China’s Unknown Manga?

Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Though most likely not well known in Japan, “lianhuanhua” are pocket-sized Chinese publications that are basically composed of one image and a paragraph of text on each page. They emerged in China in the early 20th century and as they could be read cheaply, were popular with many people from children to adults. They came to occupy a prominent position in Chinese mass-media, and lianhuanhua now give us a glimpse of people’s lives and the social climate in China at the time.
The Kyoto International Manga Museum presents an exhibition that introduces the multifaceted nature of lianhuanhua and investigates the common ground between lianhuanhua and the similar popular visual media of manga.

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Gallery Talk
Date: Apr.25 (Sat) 11:00-11:40 and 14:30-15:10. May.30 (Sat) 11:00-11:40.
Location: 2F Gallery 4, Kyoto International Manga Museum
Participants: 40 (on a first come basis)

Academic Symposium “The Many Faces of Lianhuanhua: Exploring common ground with other genres”
Date: May.30 (Sat) 13:00-17:30
Location: 3F Research room 1, Kyoto International Manga Museum
Participants: 50 (on a first come basis)
Please refer to the official site for further details.



from April 25, 2015 at 10:00 to July 05, 2015 at 18:00
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