Graphic Visions : Translating Chinese History Through Collaborative Graphic Autobiography

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiterature, Memory, Hegemony
Subtitle of host publicationEast/West Crossings
EditorsSharmani Patricia Gabriel , Nicholas O. Pagan
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter8
Pages141-158
ISBN (Electronic)9789811090011
ISBN (Print)9789811090004
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Abstract

This essay approaches the East/West trope in terms of how twentieth-century Chinese history is translated and negotiated between nations, cultures, and through a verbal/visual narrative form. The primary focus is the graphic autobiography A Chinese Life (originally published as Une Vie Chinoise), a work which documents the life of a Communist Party cartoonist and propagandist. This study explores the ways in which this collaborative work addresses issues of history and memory on both personal and collective levels, and examines both the potentialities and underlying problems of East/West collaboration, particularly as histories are negotiated across national and political borders.

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  • Graphic autobiography, Propaganda and memory, East/West, Collaborative autobiography

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Graphic Visions : Translating Chinese History Through Collaborative Graphic Autobiography. / Mather, Jeffrey.

Literature, Memory, Hegemony : East/West Crossings. ed. / Sharmani Patricia Gabriel ; Nicholas O. Pagan. Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. p. 141-158.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review