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Book Launch – ‘Cartooning China: Punch, Power, and Politics in the Victorian Era’ By Dr Amy Matthewson

19 May 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST

Thursday 19th May at 6.30pm


Cartooning China” Punch, Power, and Politics in the Victorian Era explores the series of cartoons of China and the Chinese that were published in the popular British satirical magazine Punch over a sixty-year period from 1841 to 1901.  This talk will give an overview of the book by taking a look at the editors, writers, and artists at Punch as well as the political climate in which the cartoons arose.




Dr. Amy Matthewson completed her Doctorate in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.  Her research interests include visual and material cultures and race relations, in particular Sino-British relations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  She is currently Lecturer in History at the University of Iceland.



If you would like to attend, whether in person or over Zoom, please register with Matty Bradley by e-mail:  mb@royalasiaticsociety.org


19 May 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre
14 Stephenson Way
London,NW1 2HDUnited Kingdom
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