Monday, August 25, 2008
Lian Huan Hua
"In the early 1920s, lian huan hua first appeared mainly as adaptations of Jingju 京剧 (Peking Opera) and Chinese literary classics. The pictures were created mostly in line drawings, sketches, and oil-wash painting. After the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was founded in 1949, lain huan hua became an extremely popular art form and was used to popularize new government policies and regulations. From 1951 to 1956, more than 10,000 titles, and approximately 26 billion copies were published in China."
Unfortunately most of the examples here have been disfigured with a library stamp. Link…