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Literature in Line: Lianhuanhua Picture Stories from China

Currently on view at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library (April 25-June 13, 1997) is an exhibition of "lianhuanhua," or "linked pictures" curated by Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen. To complement the exhibition, the Huntington Photographic Archive has created an electronic version of the exhibition that includes thirteen of the works on display. The small illustrated stories became known as "lianhuanhua" in the 1920s, and in the subsequent decades they "frequently took their stories from popular dramas, traditional fiction, or contemporary film." The lianhuanhua in the exhibit were produced in Shanghai between 1950 and 1985. Clicking on the image or arrow on the front page will take visitors to the frames-based Lianhunahua Index where thumbnail images display all of the illustrated pages of a work along with a brief description of the story. Each of these secondary images is hyperlinked to enlarged images and further explanations of the captions.
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Date Issued 1997
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Date of Scout Publication 1997-05-09
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