“From that moment on I started to search for documentation, to really pay attention to the people and the places where I was sending Tintin, to be fair to those who were reading my books—and all thanks to Tchang!” –Hergé
Still on the trail of opium traffickers, Tintin heads to China, where he becomes unwittingly involved in the Sino-Japanese War. The only light in this dark situation: Tintin meets Chang, who will become a very dear friend.
Tintin, perhaps one of the most famous cartoon heroes of all time, is as much a child of the 20th century as his creator, Georges Remi—aka Hergé (1907-1983). Tintin's adventures, marked by his inquisitiveness, sense of mystery and witty humour, are deeply rooted in the events of that tumultuous era.
Featuring an official new English translation.
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Another product of its time
As time passes, Hergé’s education progresses. The Chinese are depicted as good and cultured, yet oppressed by Japanese and Europeans. Japanese are caricatured with the big buck teeth, used in those times to identify them. Not as bigoted or racist as his earlier works.