China

A New Era for Chinese Cartoons (Manhua)?

March 15, 2017 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Memo #396 By: Nick Stember – nick.stember [at] gmail.com Chinese manhua (literally, ‘casual pictures’) remain virtually unknown in Europe and North America, trailing Japanese manga in popularity even within mainland China. Though China has a long history […]

Japan

The Heroism in Edge of Tomorrow

April 29, 2016 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Memo #378 By: Cyrus Huiyong Qiu – cyrusqiu [at] mail.ubc.ca Doug Liman’s epic action sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow (starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt) in 2014 was the very first adaptation of Japanese “light novel,” in […]

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