Kristin STAPLETON

A man on roller skates entertains a crowd. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

The use of humor is as common in China as it is elsewhere in the world. From the ancient philosophers to contemporary television, from political satire to regional insults, humor has always been a part of Chinese culture.

Playful writing and amusing anecdotes survive from China’s earliest times, and they continued to be produced throughout the imperial era

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:24-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on Humor (Yōumò 幽默)|Yōumò 幽默 (Humor)

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