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64 Populär Culture Review 7 After June 7, 1930, Shanghai Sketch was merged into the biweekly pictorial Shidai huabao (Modem Miscellany), and the regulär comic Strips in Shanghai Sketch—Ye Qianyu’s Wang xiansheng (Mr. Wang) and Lu Shaofei’s Daxiaozi (Big Boy)—were continued in Modem Miscellany. 8 There were regulär advertisements of recruiting students for the Correspondent Department of fengcihua and huajihua from Zhongguo diyi huashe in the joumal from Issue 59 on. The earliest advertisement indicated that the director o f the department was Lu Shaofei and the manager was Ji Xiaobo o f Zhongguo diyi huashe (The No. 1 artist society of China). From January 1, 1930 on, the department was merged into the publisher of Shanghai Sketch—Zhongguo meishu kanxing she—and changed the name to “Zhongguo meishu kanxing she hanshou bu.” See Shanghai Sketch 89, 7. This should be the first correspondent department of Chinese comics that Bi and Huang identify as being associated with Time Miscellany. 9 For this reason, I don’t follow the English translation of the title as Shanghai Cartoons in Lent 1994). 10 The former advertisement first appeared in Shanghai Sketch, Issue 3. It regularly appeared throughout the first year, but from Issue 50 on, the call for picture contribution started listing only four categories. 11 Wei Shaochang,“Wang xiansheng yu mifeng xiaojie” (Mr. Wang and Miss Bee), in Lao manhua 1:1. 12 Wei Shaochang, “Ye Qianyu bixia de Wang xiansheng,” cited in Ye Qianyu, 1992, p. 60. 13 The film title is Wang xiansheng zhiyuhuo fenshen (Mr. Wang’s Buming Desire), directed by Zhang Jianya. 14 Ibid, 18. 15 In his memoir, Ye Claims that the English title o f the newspaper was China Daily and the Chinese title was Dalu bao. However, Y e’s memory may serve him wrong, because Dalu bao’s English title would be China Press and I couldn’t find any Information about the existence o f China Daily in the Republican period. I suspect that Ye was talking about China Press, which was one o f the few newspapers published by Americans in Shanghai on August 29, 1911 and was pretty populär in the Republican period. 16 The information about Bringing Up Father mainly comes from Horn’s The W