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China's Modern Sketch I
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Chen Juanyin
“China’s Characters Who Count”
(1) Chiang Kai-shek, (2) Wang Jingwei, (3) Lin Sen,
(4) T. V. Soong, (5) Wu Tiecheng, (6) Sun Ke,
(7) Zhang Jingjiang, (8) Zhang Xueliang, (9) Yu Youren
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Ye Qianyu
“Who Would Believe He Cannot Help Himself?
(drawn in the style of my son)”
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The two skeletons [Drought and Flood], in chorus [to the Relief Inspector]: Sir, since you’ve been so kind at to follow us such a distance, we simply cannot bear to leave your side.
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Chen Zhenlong
“The Situation at the World’s Newest Bottom Line”
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Chen Paixi
“Official Malfeasance among the Cantonese Gentry”
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Lu Fu
“New Illustrated Dictionary,” detail (clockwise from top left)
Electrification, Representation, Mutual Assistance, Endorsement,
Salvation, Humanitarianism, Massage, Seeking Love
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Zhang Daren
“Dynamic Photo-cartoons”
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Yu Weizi
“Elucidation through Tinted Lenses”
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Ji Yehou
“Taking a Stab at Choosing ‘Team China’ for the
East Asian International Soccer Elimination”
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Zhang Daren
“The Three Successive Heads of the Executive Yuan,
Each Meritorious and Hard-working in the Service of
Party and Country”
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Yan Zhexi
“Nothing of the Sort!”
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World Peace News Service
“Portrait of the Chief of the Economic Survey Team,
Kodama Kenji, during His Visit to China”
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Zhang Ding
“Examining the Corpse—a Reportage Cartoon”
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Nine Thematic Visual Narratives

5. Politics & Corruption

Cartoonists’ disgust with the fraud, vice, and official duplicity they saw around them was exceeded only by their delight in dreaming up ways to caricature those with power, from the Generalissimo himself, Chiang Kai-shek, on down to crooked beat cops. By amplifying the deformations of society and government, they created an irreverent, incisive brand of humor, one that highlights the remarkable freedom of expression to be found in Modern Sketch.
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