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"The church was my window to the West. But, what flows in my veins is Chinese culture," he says. "It's a perfect combination."

 

Cartoonist Tsai Chih-chung's unorthodox journey

 

By Wang Kaihao (China Daily)

 

 
 
 

Cartoonist Tsai Chih-chung's decadeslong work has been inspired by ancient Chinese philosophy and history, as his biography reveals. Wang Kaihao reports.

 

During a telephone interview, Tsai Chih-chung suddenly stops to ask me: "What is your date of birth?" I tell him the date and the year and without a moment's hesitation he says: "It was a Sunday."

 

The 68-year-old artist from Taiwan is both sharp and versatile. So it is difficult to do him justice with a brief introduction.

 

An author, who has published several books since May 2015, he is also an animator who has won a Golden Horse, one of the most coveted awards in Chinese cinema, for kung fu comedy Older Master Q in 1981.

 

A bridge champion, he even spent a decade studying theoretical physics.

 

But, above all, he is a cartoonist.

 

More than 40 million copies of his books have been sold in more than 40 countries and regions.

 

Speaking of his pursuits, he says: "Many people ask me: 'If you could turn back the clock, would you have done something else instead of being a cartoonist?' Well, is there anything sweeter than realizing your dream?"

 

For Tsai, who quit school at the age of 15 to move to Taipei, his career as a cartoonist did not follow an "orthodox" path.

 

In spite of starting his career with four-panel cartoons, the man from Taiwan's Changhua County, gained fame not by creating a superhero franchise but by using ancient Chinese philosophy and history.

 

In 1985, he began doing comic books to explain the work of Chinese philosophers, including Laozi, Liezi and Zhuangzi.

 

Revealing how he ventured into being a cartoonist, Tsai says: "In 1985, I had an animation company that had been in operation for seven years and I owned three properties.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Tsai Chih-chung, a well-known cartoonist from Taiwan, has published a biography titled Genius and Master: The Cartoon Guru Tsai Chih-chung's Legendary Life. The cartoon, drawn by Tsai, shows him and figures from his popular comic works.

 

"According to my calculations then, I would have had enough money to survive till 80 on instant noodles, as long as I did not squander my money on gambling or undertaking risky ventures. But I had to do something more meaningful with my life."

 

The cartoon series, which was introduced to the Chinese mainland in 1989, has since become firmly etched in the collective memory of children on both sides of the Straits.

 

Explaining the success of the series, Tsai says: "My roots taught me how to use Western methods to promote Chinese culture."

 

Tsai recently took only 11 days to write his autobiography that includes 300 cartoons.

 

The autobiography, titled Genius and Master: The Cartoon Guru Tsai Chih-chung's Legendary Life, was published by China CITIC Press earlier this month.

 

Speaking of the title, Tsai says: "Every kid is a genius, but not every mother knows it."

 

Revealing details of his early life, Tsai, who was born in a Roman Catholic family, says his father was a renowned calligrapher while his mother was a fan of local operas, and she often took him along to watch performances.

 

As for his other cultural influences, Tsai, who grew up eating American butter and milk, says he was exposed to Hollywood movies in his childhood.

 

A confession that Tsai makes is that he was a habitual latecomer and often missed the start of the films. "So, when I entered the theater, I would imagine the bit of movie that I had missed."

 

Tsai says this habit helped him to hone his imagination. He also attributed his habit of reading the Bible to helping him understand the blending imagination, myths and history in his future work.

 

"The church was my window to the West. But, what flows in my veins is Chinese culture," he says. "It's a perfect combination."

 

Tsai, who was based in Vancouver, Canada, at one point now spends a lot of time on the mainland, where he runs an animation studio in Hangzhou, the capital of East China's Zhejiang province.

 

Among the feature-length animation films he is working on is a biographical film on Guan Yu, a third-century general and a synonym for loyalty and valor in Chinese culture. The movie is expected to be completed by October.

 

Another project is Kung Fu Shaolin Temple, which is expected to be ready for release in 2017.

 

"Zen, kung fu and the Shaolin Temple are evergreen Chinese cultural symbols," he says.

"They will always be popular themes for viewers not only in China but overseas," he adds.

 

 

 
 
 
 

[Photo provided to China Daily]

 

 

 

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Commemoration of the 69th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba

 
 
 

BDS: Upholding our Rights, Resisting the Ongoing Nakba

 

It is possible…

It is possible at least sometimes…

It is possible especially now

To ride a horse

Inside a prison cell

And run away…

It is possible for prison walls

To disappear.

For the cell to become a distant land

Without frontiers

 

Mahmoud Darwish

 

 

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Commemoration of the 69th Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba

BDS: Upholding our Rights, Resisting the Ongoing Nakba

 

May 15, 2017, Occupied Palestine  – Today marks the 69th anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, the mass expulsion of Palestinians from our homeland. Between 1947 and 1949, Zionist paramilitaries, and subsequently Israeli forces, made 750.000 to one million indigenous Palestinians into refugees to establish a Jewish-majority state in Palestine.



The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) calls on people of conscience the world over to further intensify BDS campaigns to end academic, cultural, sports, military and economic links of complicity with Israel’s regime of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid. This is the most effective means of standing with the Palestinian people in pursuing our inherent and UN-stipulated rights, and nonviolently resisting the ongoing, intensifying Nakba.

 

The Israeli regime today is ruthlessly pursuing the one constant strategy of its settler-colonial project —the simultaneous pillage and colonization of as much Palestinian land as possible and the gradual ethnic cleansing of as many Palestinians as practical without evoking international sanctions.

 

Following in the footsteps of all previous Israeli governments, the current far-right government, the most openly racist in Israel’s history, is heeding the words of the Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky who wrote in 1923:

"Every native population in the world resists colonists as long as it has the slightest hope of being able to rid itself of the danger of being colonised. [...] Zionist colonisation must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population—behind an iron wall, which the native population cannot breach."

 

Sixty-nine years after the systematic, premeditated uprooting and dispossession of most of the indigenous Palestinian Arabs from the land of Palestine at the hands of Zionist gangs and later the state of Israel, the Nakba is not over. Israel is intent on building its “iron wall” in Palestinian minds, not just our lands, through its sprawling illegal settlements and concrete walls in the occupied Palestinian territory, its genocidal siege of over  2 million Palestinians in Gaza, its denial of the Palestinian refugee's right to return, its racist laws and policies against Palestinians inside Israel, and its escalating, violent ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley and the Naqab (Negev). It is sparing no brutality in its relentless, desperate attempts to sear into our consciousness the futility of resistance and the vainness of hope.

 

The present mass hunger strike by over one thousand Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and the grassroots support that it has triggered give us hope.

 

The growing support for BDS among international trade unions, including the most recent adoption by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Union (LO) –  representing over 910,000 workers –  of an “international economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel” to achieve comprehensive Palestinian rights, gives us hope.

 

The fact that none of the 26 Oscar nominees offered a free, $55,000-valued trip by the Israeli government accepted the propaganda gift and that six out of eleven National Football League players turned down a similar Israeli junket gives us hope.

 

The BDS movement has succeeded in sharply raising the price of corporate complicity in Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people. It has compelled companies of the size of Orange and Veolia  to end their complicity and pushed global giant G4S to begin exiting the Israeli market. Churches, city councils and thousands around the world have pledged to boycott Hewlett Packard (HP) for its deep complicity in Israel’s occupation and apartheid. This gives us and many human rights campaigns around the world great hope.

 

The Barcelona municipality’s decision to end complicity with Israel’s occupation, coming on the heels of tens of local councils in the Spanish state declaring themselves "Israeli apartheid free zones" give us hope.

 

The divestment by some of the largest mainline churches in the US, including the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church USA and the United Church of Christ, from Israeli banks or complicit international corporations gives us hope.

 

The spread of remarkably effective BDS campaigns from South Africa to South Korea, from Egypt to Chile, and from the UK to the US gives us real hope.

 

The growing intersectional coalitions that are emerging in many countries, organically re-connecting the struggle for Palestinian rights with the diverse international struggles for racial, economic, gender, climate and indigenous justice give us unlimited hope.

 

In 1968, twenty years after the Nakba but unrelated to it, Dr. Martin Luther King said, “There can be no justice without peace and there can be no peace without justice.” For seven decades, and against all odds, Palestinians have continued to assert our inalienable right to self-determination and to genuine peace, which can only stem from freedom, justice and equality.

 

But to reach that just peace we realize that we must nourish our hope for a dignified life with our boundless commitment to resist injustice, resist apathy and, crucially, resist their “iron walls” of despair.

 

In this context, the Palestinian-led, global BDS movement with its impressive growth and unquestionable impact is today an indispensable component of our popular resistance and the most promising form of international solidarity with our struggle for rights.

 

No iron wall of theirs can suppress or overshadow the rising sun of our emancipation.

 

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society. It leads and supports the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Visit www.bdsmovement.net and follow @BDSmovement

 

 

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Följande titel finns gratis som PDF på www.alhambra.se

 

DEN JUDISKA ÅTERERÖVRINGEN AV PALESTINA 
FRÅN DEN FÖRSTA SIONISTKONGRESSEN 1897 
TILL FN:S DELNINGSRESOLUTION 1947

av WALID KHALIDI 

 

 

 


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