Thanks to my Chinese teacher, I’ve discovered 三毛 (Sān máo).
三毛 seems to be as famous in China as Tintin (丁丁) is in the rest of the world.
What a shame, I didn’t know him!!!
Yep, because he is "so" cool & his adventures are so unfunny, that you just wanna do a thing: kick his ass and burn his book
I get "三毛新生记 （张乐平连环漫画全集）" book, that can be translated by: "Sān máo’s new life (Zhāng lè píng’s cartoon complete work)", and it’s more than 250 pages. I’ve really tried to find something interesting or funny or some pics well drawn, but I didn’t find anything (ok, I’ve to admit that I didn’t read the whole book as it was too boring!…).
Maybe I’m just a 老外 and, therefore, I’m not able to understand such kind of art/culture…
Or maybe I’m too old for such king of comics… My parents should have given it to me to read when I was a kid
But for sure, 三毛 is one of the pieces of the complex puzzle whom is China.
Try to understand 三毛 adventures and which messages it wanna deliver, and then you’ll be a little bit closer to the People around you.
Vocabulary - 词汇:
三毛 = Sān máo = three hairs
丁丁 = dīng dīng = Tintin
一同 = yī tóng = together
不如 = bù rú = be not as good as
春秋 = chūnqiū = history
科学 = kēxué = science
张乐平 = Zhāng lè píng = Zhāng lè píng is the author of 三毛
漫画 = màn huà = cartoon, caricature
雷锋 = Léi Fēng = Léi Fēng (1940-1962), a model for youngsters during the Cultural Revolution.
Sources - 来源:
Sān máo’s new life (Zhāng lè píng’s cartoon complete work)
If you want to buy it (6rmb): http://www.tushucheng.com/book/1243378.html
三毛 (Sān máo) on Wikipedia (censored in China)