Hua Junwu was born in Shanghai. He began to try his hand at cartooning during high school and some of his works were published in newspapers. When the Sino-Japanese War broke out in 1937, he left Shanghai the next year for Yanan, the base area of the Communist Party.
He worked in the Luxun Arts and Literature Academy for eight years. During the civil war, starting in 1946, he worked as a staff cartoonist and reporter for the Northeast Daily until the founding of the People's Republic of China. He headed the Art Division of the People's Daily in Beijing for a couple of years. He was Secretary-general of the National Chinese Artists Association since 1953.
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