“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Humor in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Non-fiction by None.

Edited by Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey

List of illustrations and tables
Editors’ note
1. Humour and its cultural context: Introduction and overview - Jessica Milner Davis
2. The phantom of the clock: Laughter and the time of life in the writings of Qian Zhongshu and his contemporaries - Diran John Sohigian
3. Unwarranted attention: The image of Japan in twentieth-century Chinese humour - Barak Kushner
4 Chinese cartoons and humour: The views of first- and second- generation cartoonists - John A. Lent and Xu Ying
5. “Love you to the bone” and other songs: Humour and rusheng rhymes in early Cantopop - Marjorie K. M. Chan and Jocelyn Chey
6. A “new” phenomenon of Chinese cinema: The Happy-New-Year comic movie - Xu Ying and Xu Zhongquan
7. Spoofing (e’gao) culture on the Chinese internet - Christopher G. Rea
8 . Humour in new media: Comparing China, Australia and the United States - Heather J. Crawford
9. Chinese concepts of humour and the role of humour in teaching - Guo-Hai Chen
10. Laughing at others and being laughed at in Taiwan and Switzerland: A cross-cultural perspective - Hsueh-Chih Chen, Yu-Chen Chan, Willibald Ruch and Rene T. Proyer
11. Freedom and political humour: Their social meaning in contemporary China - X. L. Ding

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