Bribery, by Liao Bingxiong
Bribery (1945)

Liao Bingxiong graduated from Guangzhou Normal School at age 17, in the midst of World War II. His anti-Japanese comic strips started appearing in newspapers that same time. During the war years, Liao also began drawing 'Spring and Autumn in Cat Kingdom'. It would make his reputation as one of China's greatest cartoonists.

Spring and Autumn in Cat Kingdom, by Liao Binxiong
Spring and Autumn in Cat Kingdom

Wanted by the government for the criticism Liao expressed in his cartoons however, he changed his name and fled. After the Communist victory, Liao returned and became vice president of the Chinese Artists Association.

Subdued at Last, by Liao Bingxiong
Subdued at Last (1935)

But he continued to criticize government wrongdoing in his cartoons and was removed from his position in 1957. For 20 years he was forbidden to draw cartoons. When the Cultural Revolution ended in 1976, Liao resumed cartooning.

Bargaining, by Liao Bingxiong
Bargaining (1934)

Last updated: 2008-05-30

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