Source 6 Zhang Leping (1934) ‘Preparing for a Peaceful Sleep’ Modern Miscellany.

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Title

Source 6 Zhang Leping (1934) ‘Preparing for a Peaceful Sleep’ Modern Miscellany.

Subject

Chiang Kai-Shek's strategy towards Japanese imperialism

Description

Modern Miscellany was the most popular satirical journal in Shanghai. Here, a sculpted, comically enlarged head of Chiang Kai-Shek is pasted on to an illustrated cartoonish body. Chiang is surveying a Go board, synonymous in Chinese culture with strategizing. However, there are no visible counters on the board, suggesting that Chiang has no interest in resisting Japanese aggression. Instead, the presence of a hot-water carrier symbolises he intends to follow the traditional custom of bathing before bed to get a good night’s sleep.

Creator

Modern Miscellany

Source

https://visualizingcultures.mit.edu/modern_sketch/ms_essay03.html

Date

1934

Citation

Modern Miscellany, “Source 6 Zhang Leping (1934) ‘Preparing for a Peaceful Sleep’ Modern Miscellany.,” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed November 26, 2021, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/15.

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