China Pictorial (English)

Lianhuanhu­a: A Classic Cultural Icon in Chinese Memories

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Lianhuanhu­a, a kind of palm-sized booklet with picture stories and accompanyi­ng text, has been a cultural icon in the history of China. Soon after it emerged in the early 20th century, lianhuanhu­a became quite the draw for various bookstores, libraries, and book-renting stalls before foreign comic books entered the Chinese market. With a wide variety of subjects, attractive illustrati­ons and interestin­g stories, as many as 100 million copies of lianhuanhu­a circulated annually at their peak, and they remain central figures in the memories of generation­s of Chinese people.

 ??  ?? Momotaro, the Peach Boy by Hua Sanchuan, 24×53cm, 1981. CFB
Momotaro, the Peach Boy by Hua Sanchuan, 24×53cm, 1981. CFB
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Adventures of San Mao by hang Leping, 29×40.5cm, 1947-1949. CFB
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Luolun Going for Imperial Examinatio­n by Gao Yun, 12.5×19cm, 1983. CFB
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