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Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey


This volume covers modern and contemporary forms of humour in China's public and private spheres, including comic films and novels, cartooning, pop songs, internet jokes, and advertising and educational humour. The second of two multidisciplinary volumes on humour in Chinese life and letters, this text also explores the relationship between the political control and popular expression of humour, such as China and Japan's exchange of comic stereotypes. It advances the methodology of cross-cultural and psychological studies of humour and underlines the economic and personal significance of humou ... More

Keywords: Humour studies, Comparative humour, China, Japan, Modernity, Civilization, Taste-cultures, Political humour, Cartoons, Internet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139231
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Milner Davis, editor

Jocelyn Chey, editor

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