Please join us at 6.30pm on Thursday May 19th for a hybrid book launch of Cartooning China: Punch, Power, and Politics in the Victorian Era by Dr Amy Matthewson.
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Free and open to all at Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD.
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.