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Other Titles: Propaganda and Memory in Li Kunwu and Philippe Ôtié’s A Chinese Life
Authors: Jeffrey Mather
Issue Date: Mar-2016
Publisher: 英語學系
Department of English, NTNU
Abstract: A Chinese Life is a graphic autobiography first published in France as Une vie chinoise in three separate volumes between 2009 and 2011. With a single volume English translation appearing in 2012, the work has reached a global audience and speaks to a growing interest in the graphic narrative form as a mode through which comics artists are able to explore questions of identity, politics, and memory. Documenting the life of a Communist Party member who faces severe personal adversity and struggles to maintain his faith in Party ideals, A Chinese Life is a work that addresses issues of history and memory on both personal and political levels. The result is a provocative, sometimes unsatisfying, account that speaks to larger underlying problems of cultural memory and narrating Chinese history, particularly as this history is translated and negotiated across national and political borders.
Other Identifiers: 4614CCC6-8B24-700F-6EA4-ABBA98C2F09E
Appears in Collections:Concentric: Studies in English Literature and Linguistics

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