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This rare Chinese periodical, Modern Sketch (Shi Dai Man Hua)for 1934 to 1937 contains caricatures, cartoons, and humorous writing that defined the golden era of Shanghai’s comic art during the mid-1930’s.

 

In a related digital collaboration, John A. Crespi, Colgate's Luce Associate Professor of Chinese, provides scholarly analysis combined with full-color, high-resolution images from Modern Sketch at MIT’s Visualizing Cultures:

 

Click here to browse Colgate's collection or go directly to an individual issue from the list below:

 

Modern Sketch 1. January, 1934.   Modern Sketch 21. September, 1935.
Modern Sketch 2. February, 1934.   Modern Sketch 22. October, 1935.
Modern Sketch 3. March, 1934.   Modern Sketch 23. November, 1935.
Modern Sketch 4. April, 1934.   Modern Sketch 24. December, 1935.
Modern Sketch 5. May, 1934.   Modern Sketch 25. January, 1936.
Modern Sketch 6. June, 1934.   Modern Sketch 26. February, 1936.
Modern Sketch 7. July, 1934.   Modern Sketch 27. March, 1936.
Modern Sketch 8. August, 1934.   Modern Sketch 28. April, 1936.
Modern Sketch 9. September, 1934.   Modern Sketch 29. May, 1936.
Modern Sketch 10. October, 1934.   Modern Sketch 30. June, 1936.
Modern Sketch 11. November, 1934.   Modern Sketch 31. July, 1936.
Modern Sketch 12. December, 1934.  

Modern Sketch 32. August, 1936.

Modern Sketch 13. January, 1935.   Modern Sketch 33. September, 1936.
Modern Sketch 14. February, 1935.   Modern Sketch 34. October, 1936.
Modern Sketch 15. March, 1935.   Modern Sketch 35. November, 1936.
Modern Sketch 16. April, 1935.   Modern Sketch 28. December, 1936
Modern Sketch 17. May, 1935.   Modern Sketch 37. January, 1937.
Modern Sketch 18. June, 1935.   Modern Sketch 38. February, 1937.
Modern Sketch 19. July, 1935.   Modern Sketch 39. March, 1937.
Modern Sketch 20. August, 1935.    

 

 
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