A feast of Chinese comic art on display in Belgium

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A seven-month-long exhibition named "A Panorama of Chinese Comic Strips - Connected Images from Abroad" opened on February 13 at the Belgian Comics Art Museum, offering the Western World a new way to see Chinese culture, humor and life.

More than 150 comic strips, spanning from the 20th century up to the present day, are in the exhibition. The works epitomize the lives of the Chinese people in the 20th century, illustrating the humor and philosophy of the people.


The Monkey King produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio

The exhibition consists of five sectors, namely "Cartoon History", "Cultural Inheritance", "Revolutionary Images", "Chinese Humor" and "Modern Art", systematically summarizing the history of Chinese comics and presenting it to the Europe for the first time.

Works on exhibition include The Winter of Three Hairs by Zhang Leping, Monkey Subdues White-Skeleton Demon by Zhao Hongben, The Legend of Judge Bao by Nie Chongrui and A Chinese Life by Li Kunwu.

Among them, A Chinese Life, nominee of Angouleme International Comics Festival, which narrates the life of the author under a background of the up-and-downs in the Chinese society, has been translated into more than eight languages and circulated around the world.


The Winter Of Three Hairs by Zhang Leping

The exhibition, supported by the Ministry of Culture of China, is co-organized by China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG), the National Art Museum of China, and the Belgian Comics Art Museum.

The exhibition opened on February 13 and will run through September 9.