Available now! Lianhuanhua: China's Pulp Comics is an informational volume about the history of lianhuanhua, with 13 plates taken from the Paradise Systems lianhuanhua collection.
For much of the 20th century, pulp comics called lianhuanhua were among the most widely read literature in China. This informational volume explores the rich history of lianhuanhua, from their origins in 1920s Shanghai counterfeit markets to their precipitous decline in the 190s. This book also contains 13 plates from vintage lianhuanhua, and their translations, to give readers a sense of the striking diversity of these books.
Author: Orion Martin
Cover illustration: Mojo Wang
Digital / b&w / 34 pages / 5 x 3.5”
With the launch of Lianhuanhua: China's Pulp Comics, we also have a new option on our website, a lianhuanhua bundle that we offer at a steep discount. This bundle includes all five contemporary lianhuanhua we've published, the new book about lianhuanhua, and one vintage lianhuanhua that we found in a flee market.
Included in this bundle:
Closet by Woshibai 我是白
Peach Boy by Toyoya
Lost Things by fenta 粉塔
Migraine by Woshibai 我是白
Two Stories by gantea
Lianhuanhua: China's Pulp Comics by Orion Martin