Asian Punches

A Transcultural Affair

  • Hans Harder
  • Barbara Mittler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Punch, the Template

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
  3. Punch in South Asia

  4. Punch in the Middle East

  5. Punch in East Asia

About this book


Covering an area from Egypt and the Ottoman Empire in the West via British India up to China and Japan in the East, this book deals with Punches and other Punch-like satirical magazines as they emerged in the 19th and early 20th century. By tracing its transcultural trajectory, the book offers a largely unknown and unacknowledged history around the Punch, one of the most popular British periodicals at the time. Scrutinizing the spread of both textual and visual satire, it casts a wide-reaching comparative glance on the genesis of satirical journalism in Asia and Europe.    


Chinese Studies History Indology Sinology South Asian Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Harder
    • 1
  • Barbara Mittler
    • 2
  1. 1.Languages and LiteratureHeidelberg University Department of Modern South AsianHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Chinese StudiesHeidelberg University Institute of Chinese StudiesHeidelbergGermany

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