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August 1938 The Young Citizen Weekly Magazine
‘The Young Citizen Weekly Magazine’ (Xiao Guo Ming Zhou Kan) is a children’s magazine. The editors are Huang Yao and He Gongchao.
August 1938 At the Backlines of Chongqing 2
‘At the Backlines of Chongqing – 2’ (32 pages)was published by Tieshe publishing. The introduction was by the International Anti Aggression Representative, Mr. Edgar Ansel Mounir in English and Chinese.
September 1938 Discussion on New Lianhuantuhua
‘Discussion on New Lianhuantuhua’ published by Minjian Chubanshe (People’s Publisher). Huang Yao was the editor.
September 1938 ‘New Lianhuanhua’ series was published
‘New Lianhuanhua’ series was published by Huang Yao’s publishing company, ‘Minjian Chubanshe’ (People’s Publisher). Huang Yao was the editor for this series of more than 10 comic books. These two examples, the titles are clearly Huang Yao’s handwriting but the cartoons are not. Only two of the ten listed titles have been found.
2002 Originally done : 1939 (est.) Military Door Gods
The book, “Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Popular Prints” came into conversation between Carolyn and Dr. Felicity Lufkin, sometime in 2002 or 2003. Dr. Lufkin mentioned that she had seen a pair of woodblock prints done by Huang Yao. This is the first time that Carolyn had ever heard of woodblock prints produced by her grandfather. Quickly she ordered the book on Amazon and when it arrived she was not disappointed.
1939 Niu Bizi & Sanmao
Among the group of cartoonists, there is a character known as ‘Sanmao’ and another character known as ‘Niu Bizi’. The cartoonists of both these characters are able to draw their cartoon characters in just a few strokes and they are both famous because of their cartoon characters.
Estimated Date 1939 – 1941 Woodblock Prints
Huang Yao published at least four woodblock prints that have been recorded, he used Niu Bizi to try and change undesirable old customs and to turn the woodblock print message to benefit the war.
1939 Niu Bizi Digging War Trenches
Huang Yao wrote in the preface to his "The 3 Talks of Niu Bizi" that his other instructional book, ‘The Ten Talks of Niu Bizi’ was written in a...
April 1940 Asia in Cartoons and Europe in Cartoons
Two books are published, ‘Asia in Cartoons’ and ‘Europe in Cartoons’. Both are published by Huang Yao’s publishing company in Chongqing, ‘The People’s Publisher’ (Minjian Chubanshe).
December 20 1940 Feng Yuxiang's Introduction
General Feng Yuxiang’s introduction to Huang Yao’s book, ‘A Chinese Soldier’ originally written on 20 December, 1940 appeared...
1941 Huang Yao's Books that have not been found to date
The following books are likely published by Huang Yao’s publishing company, The People’s Publisher (Minjian Chubanshe). Copies of the book have not been found. If you have a copy of any of these books, please contact us.
January 1941 A Good Man
‘A Good Man’ was published by Huang Yao’s publishing company, The People’s Publisher (Minjian Chubanshe). Similar to ‘A Chinese Soldier’, ‘A Good Man’ teaches soldiers how to behave, except this book is in picture form for those who could not read.
April 4 1941 The Three Talks of Niu Bizi
‘The Three Talks of Niu Bizi’ was published Zhongguo Wenhua Fuwushe (China Promotion of Cultural Matters) and Huang Yao's publishing company, Minjian Chubanshe (The People's Pulbisher). Many readers had been asking Huang Yao three main questions.
1942 Forging of Niu Bizi by Japanese since 1938
Forging of Niu Bizi by Japanese since 1938 Press conference : The Real Niu Bizi exposes the Fake Niu Bizi. From 1938 to 1943, there was an English Beijing Chronicle which published a forged version of Niu Bizi cartoons everyday...
October 21 1942 Niubizi At War
Niu Bizi is here to hold an exhibition, ‘Chinese People in Wartime’, this is an exciting event. ‘Chinese People in Wartime’ comes alive in this Niu Bizi cartoon exhibition...
October 21 1942 Exhibition of Chinese People in Wartime
Exhibition of ‘Chinese People in Wartime’ was held as a response to helping the refugee community that had to beg in the city. The sales from the entry tickets were donated to help these people.
November 1942 Guiyang in Cartoon
Niubizi Travelling Cartoons I (200 pages) Stone print, published by Wentung Shuji in Guiyang.
November 1 1942 Article by Liu Shukang
An article written by Liu Sukang in the Central Daily News of Guiyang. I can say Niu Bizi is my old friend! I also love to learn. The lines [to draw] Niu Bizi is so simple, interesting, alive and it looks easy to learn but once I start, I feel I can not catch up, then I began to realize Niu Bizi has big space to grow, Niu Bizi has grown and matured and participates in the war resistance.
November 26 1942 Manhua Guiyang Exhibition
Announcement in newsper - Exhibition of ‘Guiyang Cartoons’ (Manhua Guiyang) or scenes of Guizhou. Free entry. Creator of Niu Bizi, on the invitation by the Mayor He Jiwu, Huang Yao will be donating all the exhibits to the City Government for the development of the city’s art and culture.
December 8 1942 Chongqing Residence Identity Card No 48147
Chongqing Residence Identity Card no. 48147.