Monday, August 18, 2014

Comics: Superman, 1973 Chinese Edition

(Chinese edition 1973)
Published bi-monthly by
Pan-Asia Publications Ltd.
1201/2 Kam Chung Bldg.
54 Jaffe Road, Hong Kong

First issue covers and splash page

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Comics: Hong Kong Comic Books

Popular Culture—Comic Books
In the 1950s and 1960s, comic book-stalls in Hong Kong were
virtually everywhere, and youngsters needed to pay only 10 cents
to read 10 of their favourites. To increase business, most street
barber-stalls bought many comics for young customers to read.
The most popular were the Miss Thirteen and Old Master Q series.
From the intellectual’s view, the cultural identity of the time was
best illustrated by literary magazines and student journals such as
New Currents and College Life.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Street Scene: Neon in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau


Neon signs on Temple Street and streets nearby

Hong Kong Museum of History

Victoria Peak


Lan Kwai Fong, Shamian Island


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