The Rise of Hong Kong Politics: The View Through Political Cartoons 1984 – 2005

By Carine Lai

Over the last two decades, political cartoons have gone from being an uncommon to a ubiquitous artform in Hong Kong. What do political cartoons tell us about the political consciousness of Hong Kong people? Spanning from the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration to the end of Tung Chee Hwa’s administration under the new Special Administrative Region, this book explores how the rise of political cartoons paralleled the emergence of a purely local brand of politics.

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