Comparative Studies of political humor in German Democratic Republic (GDR) and People’s Republic of China (PRC) YEUNG, Sh...
Content <ul><li>Comparability of GDR and PRC </li></ul><ul><li>Political humor of two states </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme o...
Similarities between PRC and GDR WANG, Ningkang 08050244 <ul><li>Same founding year </li></ul><ul><li>Socialist countries ...
Differences between PRC and GDR WANG, Ningkang 08050244 Strongly influenced by the western society Isolated from the West...
Bureaucracy Top leader Top leader WANG, Ningkang 08050244
YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244 socialism capitalism
YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244 socialism capitalism
socialism capitalism socialism capitalism YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
WANG, Ningkang 08050244
Socialism Socialism WANG, Ningkang 08050244
<ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>East Germany </li></ul><ul><ul><li>banana </li></ul></ul>My first banana WANG, Ningkang 08...
Daily life Freedom of speech YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
Daily life Poor quality WANG, Ningkang 08050244
WANG, Ningkang 08050244
Daily life Poor quality Daily life Freedom of speech YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
<ul><li>Unpopular dentist… </li></ul>YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
Theme s combined Specific symbol Not specific symbol Laugh at top leader using inconsistent element Praising top leader...
Interaction , or instinct? <ul><li>A form of resistance or means of political agitation </li></ul><ul><li>Under same inf...
Interaction , or instinct? <ul><li>Heavy industry </li></ul><ul><li>lack of attention on light industry </li></ul><ul><l...
Conclusion <ul><li>Both East Germany and China political humor b ased on the dissatisfaction of legitimacy of the sta...
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Political Humor in the GDR and the PRC

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  • 1. Comparative Studies of political humor in German Democratic Republic (GDR) and People’s Republic of China (PRC) YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
  • 2. Content <ul><li>Comparability of GDR and PRC </li></ul><ul><li>Political humor of two states </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme one: Top leader/bureaucracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme two: socialism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme three: daily life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interaction, or instinct? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  • 3. Similarities between PRC and GDR WANG, Ningkang 08050244 <ul><li>Same founding year </li></ul><ul><li>Socialist countries </li></ul><ul><li>Propaganda penetrate into almost every aspects of lives of their citizen (Schneider, Smith, Poisson, & Kwan,1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Influence from Soviet Union </li></ul>German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) People’s Republic of China (1949-)
  • 4. Differences between PRC and GDR WANG, Ningkang 08050244 Strongly influenced by the western society Isolated from the West German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) People’s Republic of China (1949-)
  • 5. Bureaucracy Top leader Top leader WANG, Ningkang 08050244
  • 6. YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244 socialism capitalism
  • 7. YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244 socialism capitalism
  • 8. socialism capitalism socialism capitalism YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
  • 9. WANG, Ningkang 08050244
  • 10. Socialism Socialism WANG, Ningkang 08050244
  • 11. <ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>East Germany </li></ul><ul><ul><li>banana </li></ul></ul>My first banana WANG, Ningkang 08050244
  • 12. Daily life Freedom of speech YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
  • 13. Daily life Poor quality WANG, Ningkang 08050244
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  • 15. Daily life Poor quality Daily life Freedom of speech YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
  • 16. <ul><li>Unpopular dentist… </li></ul>YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
  • 17. Theme s combined Specific symbol Not specific symbol Laugh at top leader using inconsistent element Praising top leader by translating inconsistent element into flexibility Direct at socialism Direct at capitalism Freedom of speech Poor quality goods YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 WANG, Ningkang Heidi 08050244
  • 18. Interaction , or instinct? <ul><li>A form of resistance or means of political agitation </li></ul><ul><li>Under same influence of ideology </li></ul><ul><ul><li> dissatisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common jokes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. freedom of speech </li></ul></ul>YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413
  • 19. Interaction , or instinct? <ul><li>Heavy industry </li></ul><ul><li>lack of attention on light industry </li></ul><ul><li>Poor quality of goods </li></ul>YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 GDR PRC USSR
  • 20. Conclusion <ul><li>Both East Germany and China political humor b ased on the dissatisfaction of legitimacy of the state </li></ul><ul><li>BUT the degree of tolerance is different… </li></ul>YEUNG, Sheung Yat 08024413 Every joke is a tiny revolution. George Orwell

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