Not Just a Laughing Matter

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humor in China

  • King-fai Tam
  • Sharon R. Wesoky

Part of the The Humanities in Asia book series (HIA, volume 5)

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About this book


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.​


Chinese Culture Chinese Politics Chinese Popular Culture Interdisciplinary Exploration Political Cartoon and Comics Political Humor

Editors and affiliations

  • King-fai Tam
    • 1
  • Sharon R. Wesoky
    • 2
  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Allegheny College MEADVILLEUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4958-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4960-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-6890
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-6904
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