Presenting A GALLERY OF 35 ANTI-U.S. CHINESE POLITICAL CARTOONS (circa 1958-1960)
Culled and restored from reviewing hundreds of Eastern newspaper pages and illustrations, this set of 35 images represents what we consider the best late 50s editorial cartoons (Manhua) from China and Indochina. Set during a time of escalating western imperialism, these images react against U.S. military actions in Laos and Vietnam, and represent a unique moment of political commentary. It seems to be a hidden history, too. It's with some pride that we indicate most of these comics have never before been re-published, and even fewer have ever been exhibited or documented for U.S. audiences. Enjoy - Ethan
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No. 28 - Third most favorite image - note US on the crocodile's jowl
Sept 7 '08 - As might be assumed by my captions, I don't speak or read Chinese, and am just going by overt visual cues in the illustrations themselves. Help offer a translation/context for this image with the comment box below.
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