Laowai Comics: An AZN In China

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    12 Responses to “Laowai Comics: An AZN In China”

        • Claus Rasmussen

          Actually, I am asking nicely and because I simply don’t get it. Why reply with an insult ?

          • bag o dicks

            They’re laughing because they asked him a question in Chinese and he replied in English? I dunno.

            This comic has a “synesthetic” approach to punchlines.

            • He Ping

              I think that your neurological disorder theory could be valid, but, hey, I’m no brain surgeon.

              ….Or it could be that LCG has been finding it hard to pick up Chinese girls despite his Dashan levels of Chinese language competence?

              This comic providing him with a visceral opportunity to publicly right past wrongs.

    1. bag o dicks

      Re: Mr Alpart’s comment. Scathing yes. The scathe and mordancy are particularly notable in the Laowai Comics oeuvre. By eschewing punchlines or demonstrable humour, the artist subverts our notions of a second culture means of consciousness. We’re left disorientated and with more questions than we started with – there’s hardly a need to point out the parallels to the exigencies of the China expat superego. Though Dostoyevsky concerned himself with the psychological perils of an unnatural state of social living, I think with “An AZN In China” the artist had in mind the works of Kafka.


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