Manhua

Mànhuà (Traditional: 漫畫 Simplified: 漫画) is the general term for Chinese-language comics and print cartoons, and is applied both to works originally written in Chinese, and translated comics. The Chinese characters for mànhuà are identical to those used for Japanese manga and Korean manhwa.

Although mànhuà were widely published and read in China from the 1920's, often with political or satirical content, modern works have mainly been published in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Today, mànhuà can be found on sale anywhere with a large Chinese-speaking population.

The art style in mànhuà is generally more realistic than is typical of Japanese manga, and normally drawn in full color. The order Chinese mànhuà are read in depends on the situation: more traditional ones and ones imitating the Japanese manga style are read from right to left (which is the order that traditional Chinese is read in), while more modern ones and ones imitating the American comic book style are read from left to right (which is the order that simplified Chinese is read in).

Notable titles include:


Alternative Title(s): Chinese Comics

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