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The Decline and Revival of Chinese Picture Books
Khaira, Simran Kaur

2012, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, East Asian Languages and Literatures.
The purpose of this work is to analyze the reasons behind the decline of the unique Chinese picture books known as “lianhuanhua”, and to discuss whether or not revival of lianhuanhua is a possibility in future. The format of this thesis can be manly separated into three different sections. The first section deals with how lianhuanhua developed, whether or not it was a successful media in different time periods, and its current situation in China. The second section looks at the reasons behind lianhuanhua’s decline from different view points, including the effects of changes in art quality, government policies, new media, publishers, and artists. The final section discusses whether or not the traditional form of lianhuanhua can be revived, and lianhuanhua’s influence on other narrative art in China. Research techniques used in this thesis include historical research, case studies, art analysis and comparative research.
Jianqi Wang, PhD (Advisor)
Galal Walker, PhD (Committee Member)
69 p.

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