Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, 2013.
Book — 1 online resource (xxii, 348 pages) : illustrations
List of illustrations and tables vii
Editors' note xix
Humour and its cultural context : introduction and overview / Jessica Milner Davis
The phantom of the clock : laughter and the time of life in the writings of Qian Zhongshu and his contemporaries / Diran John Sohigian
Unwarranted attention : the image of Japan in twentieth-century Chinese humour / Barak Kushner
Chinese cartoons and humour : the views of first- and second-generation cartoonists / John A. Lent and Xu Ying
"Love you to the bone" and other songs : humour and rusheng rhymes in early Cantopop / Marjorie K.M. Chan and Jocelyn Chey
A "new" phenomenon of Chinese cinema : the Happy-New-Year comic movie / Xu Ying and Xu Zhongquan
Spoofi ng (e'gao) culture on the Chinese Internet / Christopher G. Rea
Humour in new media : comparing China, Australia and the United States / Heather J. Crawford
Chinese concepts of humour and the role of humour in teaching / Guo-Hai Chen
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
Freedom and political humour: their social meaning in contemporary China / X.L. Ding
This book investigates the use of humor in the public sphere and in personal life in China. The contributors cover modern and contemporary forms -- comic films and novels, cartooning, pop-songs, internet jokes, and humor in advertising and education. The second of two multidisciplinary volumes designed for the general reader as well as academic audiences, the book explores the relationship between political control and popular expression of humor, including the mutual exchange of comic stereotypes between China and Japan, and draws out important methodological implications for psychological and cross-cultural studies of humor.