Themes and Issues in Asian Cartooning: Cute, Cheap, Mad, and Sexy

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John A. Lent
Popular Press, 1999 - Literary Collections - 212 pages
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    Today, comic art is the favorite reading fare for millions of Asians, and is a government-sanctioned, value-added product, as in the case of Korean and Japanese animation. Yet not much is known about Asian cartooning. 
    Themes and Issues in Asian Cartooning uses overviews and case studies by scholars to discuss Asian animation, humor magazines, gag cartoons, comic strips, and comic books. The first half of the book looks at contents and audiences of Malay humor magazines, cultural labor in Korean animation, the reception of Aladdin in Islamic Southeast Asia, and a Singaporean comic book as a reflection of that society’s personality. Four other chapters treat gender and Asian comics, concentrating on Japanese anime and manga and Indian comic books.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Global Division of Cultural Labor and Korean
37
The Reception
61
Singapores Mr Kiasu Kiasu Krossover Kiasu Max
77
Women and Violence in Japanese Comics
93
Sex Fantasy and Fetish
127
Representations
165
The Social Production of Gender as Reflected
183
Contributors
211
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About the author (1999)

John A. Lent is a professor in the School of Communication and Theater at Temple University. He is the editor of the "International Journal of Comic Art"; "Asian Cinema"; and "Animation in Asia and the Pacific". He is also the author of "The First One Hundred "Years "of Philippine Komiks and Cartoons".

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