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Title Humour in Chinese life and culture : resistance and control in modern times / edited by Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey
Published Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxii, 348 pages) :) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents List of illustrations and tables vii -- Contributors xi -- Editors' note xix -- Preface -- Humour and its cultural context : introduction and overview / Jessica Milner Davis -- The phantom of the clock : laughter and the time of life in the writings of Qian Zhongshu and his contemporaries / Diran John Sohigian -- Unwarranted attention : the image of Japan in twentieth-century Chinese humour / Barak Kushner -- Chinese cartoons and humour : the views of first- and second-generation cartoonists / John A. Lent and Xu Ying -- "Love you to the bone" and other songs : humour and rusheng rhymes in early Cantopop / Marjorie K.M. Chan and Jocelyn Chey -- A "new" phenomenon of Chinese cinema : the Happy-New-Year comic movie / Xu Ying and Xu Zhongquan -- Spoofi ng (e'gao) culture on the Chinese Internet / Christopher G. Rea -- Humour in new media : comparing China, Australia and the United States / Heather J. Crawford -- Chinese concepts of humour and the role of humour in teaching / Guo-Hai Chen -- Laughing at others and being laughed at in Taiwan and Switzerland : a cross-cultural perspective / Hsueh-Chih Chen, Yu-Chen Chan, Willibald Ruch and Rene T. Proyer -- Freedom and political humour: their social meaning in contemporary China / X.L. Ding -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This book investigates the use of humor in the public sphere and in personal life in China. The contributors cover modern and contemporary forms -- comic films and novels, cartooning, pop-songs, internet jokes, and humor in advertising and education. The second of two multidisciplinary volumes designed for the general reader as well as academic audiences, the book explores the relationship between political control and popular expression of humor, including the mutual exchange of comic stereotypes between China and Japan, and draws out important methodological implications for psychological and cross-cultural studies of humor
Notes "A companion volume to 'Humour in Chinese life and letters: classical and traditional approaches."
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-341) and index
Notes Chiefly in English; includes some Chinese with English translation
Description based on print version record
Subject Chinese wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Chinese wit and humor.
Joking -- China.
Form Electronic book
Author Chey, Jocelyn Valerie, editor
Davis, Jessica Milner, editor
Project Muse, distributor
Project Muse.
ISBN 9789888268054 (electronic bk.)
9888268058 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Humour in Chinese life and letters : classical and traditional approaches