Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Bringing cartooning to China: Japan's Daily Yomiuri reports that two lecturers from Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts are studying cartooning at Kyoto Seika University in hopes of establishing a market for Chinese comics based on the Japanese model:

"According to an official at the university's Institute for Manga Studies, there are no lecturers who can teach cartooning in China. The two Chinese lecturers will learn the features of Japanese cartoons, such as the rich storylines and characters, and find out why the comics have gained worldwide popularity. They are scheduled to go back to China before the start of the new course."