Asian Punches: A Transcultural Affair

Asian Punches: A Transcultural Affair


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This book deals with Punches and Punch-like magazines in 19th and 20th century Asia, covering an area from Egypt and the Ottoman Empire in the West via British India up to China and Japan in the East. It traces an alternative and largely unacknowledged side of the history of this popular British periodical, and simultaneously casts a wide-reaching comparative glance on the genesis of satirical journalism in various Asian countries. Demonstrating the spread of both textual and visual satire, it is an apt demonstration of the transcultural trajectory of a format intimately linked to media-bound public spheres evolving in the period concerned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642286063
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Series: Transcultural Research - Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Asian Punch Versions and Related Satirical Journals.- Part I: Punch, the Template.- The Presence of Punch in the Nineteenth Century.- Part II: Punch in South Asia.- Punch and Indian Cartoons:The reception of a transnational phenomenon.- The Possibility of Satire: Reading Pratap Narain Misra’s Brāhmaṇ, 1883-1890.- From Punch to Matˡvālā: Transcultural Lives of a Literary Format.- The Punch Tradition in Late Nineteenth Century Bengal: From Pulcinella to Basantak and Pācu.- Crossing the Boundaries: Punch and the Marathi Weekly Hindu Pañca (1870-1909).- Punch in India: Another History of Colonial Politics?.- Part III: Punch in the Middle East.- Insistent Localism in a Satiric World: Shaykh Naggār’s ‘Reed-Pipe’ in the 1890s Cairene Press.- Abu Nazzara’s Journey from Victorious Egypt to Splendorous Paris: The Making of an Arabic Punch.- Teodor Kasab’s Ottoman Adaptation of the Ottoman Shadow Theatre Karagöz.- What’s in a Name? Branding Punch in Cairo, 1908.- Part IV: Punch in East Asia.- ‘Punch Pictures’—Localising Punch in Meiji Japan.- ‘Punch’s Heirs’ between the (Battle) Lines—Satirical Journalism in the Age of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.- Participating in Global Affairs: The Chinese Cartoon Monthly Shanghai Puck.- ‘He’ll Roast All Subjects That May Need the Roasting’: Puck and Mr. Punch in NineteenthCentury China.

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