Drawing Fire: The Political Cartoons of Rebel Pepper

Radio Free Asia
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Wang Liming, also known as “Rebel Pepper,” honed his craft as a political cartoonist by satirizing politics in his native China. In this collection of 50 drawings, Wang continues to apply his editorial and artistic wit to events in China, while also tackling issues from North Korean nuclear provocations to Cambodian political machinations to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Myanmar.
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Wang Liming is a renowned political cartoonist who works under the pen name of Rebel Pepper. His work focuses on political, cultural and societal developments across Asia.

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Publisher
Radio Free Asia
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Published on
Dec 11, 2017
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Pages
58
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ISBN
9781632180902
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Language
English
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