This is a study of the life and work of Feng Zikai (1898-1975). While Yu
Dafu, a contemporary of Feng's, in the mid-1930s evaluated his essay style as being
suffused with a "clear elegance and mystery which at its most subtle is far superior
even to his painting", 1 and despite having produced a steady stream of essays up to
1949, Feng Zikai has come to be thought of predominantly as an artist, and due to his
particular style of painting, the manhua, as a cartoonist. It is a categorisation...[Show more]
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