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The Cartoons of Feng Zikai and Ogawa Usen

Talk by Christoph Harbsmeier, University of Oslo

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Bunche 10383

This talk will compare the work of the founding master of the Chinese lyrical cartoon Feng Zikai with some works by the Japanese artist Ogama Usen (1868-1938) whose work Feng Zikai must have been familiar with during his time in Japan.

Christoph Harbsmeier is a Professor of Chinese in the University of Oslo, currently Vigeland Visiting Professor in the University of Chicago, and attached to half a dozen leading Mainland Chinese universities as an adjunct professor. His books include Socialist Realism with a Buddhist Face: The Cartoonist Feng Zikai (1984) which has been published in two translations into Chinese, and also Language and Logic (1998) (=vol. 7.3 of Joseph Needham's Sciene and Civilisation in China). Since 1973, Professor Harbsmeier has collected and studied Chinese cartoons and early Chinese comic strips.

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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures