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COMICS IN MALAYSIA

Prior to independence, drawings were instrumental to political propaganda, due to its ease of legibility nature. The British occupation and post-independence Malayan administration included drawings and pictures in their circulars to educate the public about anti-communism, as do vice versa.

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COMICS IN KOREA

From the stone drawings and wall paintings in tombstone, art set root in Korea. But sequential drawings that resemble comics began only in the mid-18th century as 4-framed “Nobility” series. The “Nobility” series narrates simple but righteous episodes of sacrifice and loyalty between mankind and domesticated animals.

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COMICS IN TAIWAN

50 years of Japanese colonisation painted a lot of influence onto the history of comics in Taiwan. The traits were inherited to culture and education even after the conquest period. Hong ZaoMing, Ye HongJia, Chen JiaPeng and Wang ChaoGuang of the then “XinXin monthly” have an ideal to open a

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COMICS IN THAILAND

Comics played an important role in historical Thailand. It was the ultimate tool of censure towards the unruly powers and unfair regime. In 1917, the first commercial comic was published, criticism targeting and jeering at Germany's defeat in the European War.

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COMICS IN SINGAPORE

Within a span of forty years after the World War 2, comics existed in Singapore in two forms: 1, as a vehicle for educational and promotional purposes and 2, solely as entertainment and pastime products, featuring stories by Hongkong, Taiwan and Japanese artists. Martial arts comics from Hongkong were also

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COMICS IN JAPAN

The styling of manga art could be traced back to the Buddha priests in sixth century Japan. In the 12 century, the comics community reckoned Toba Sojo as the pioneering master of manga. His works “Scrolls of Frolicking Animals” (Chojugiga) were reputed to be one of the four national treasured

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COMICS IN INDONESIA

CERGAM was a term coined in 1960s to denote the native version of Indonesian comics. Literally meaning “picture-story”, “Cergam” was widely respected to represent comics published in the country. The Indonesian comics history started with comic strips in 1931 where “Put-On” by Kho Wang Gie was carried in the Sin-Po

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COMICS IN HONG KONG

The history of Hongkong comics dated back to pre-World War 1 where a group of Shanghai artists formed the first comics society. Members include: Zhang GuangYu, Zhang ZhenYu, Wang DunQing, Huang WenNong, Lu ShaoFei and Ye QianYu. The first comic compilation to be published with a title relating Hongkong was

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COMICS IN CHINA

Comics, loosely denoted as “sequential drawings”, “kiddy books”, “picture books” or “infant books” existed during the last days of the Qing Dynasty. Ancient scholar scrolls, wall paintings in worshipping premises, traditional playthings or festive ornaments and carvings or scriptures embedded onto pillar and beams of architectural structures could all be

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