August 26 1936 to September 4 1936: If I were Guan Gong

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Cartoon published in Shanghai Xinwen Bao collection of the local supplement.

August 26 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
I would read the Dream of the Red Chamber holding candlelight.
 

August 27 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
I would never have my broadsword put under Zhou Cang care,
what if he assassinates me?
 

August 28 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
who will be willing to give up the gold even after giving up the seal
(retirement from Official Post)?
Riches will taken along when Officials leave their posts.
 

August 29 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
for every gold I get from mounting and dismounting a horse,
I could set up a big “Yun Chang Bank”!
 

August 30 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
I would never execute Cai Yang, as he still has a sister!
 

August 31 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
I would turn myself into a “small white face” (Toy Boy),
with white jade cream and vanishing cream.
 

September 1 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
who would want his brother’s old robe
when I have a beautiful white serge robe.
 

September 2 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
I would never accept a small feast every 3 days and a weekly,
that’s obviously Chao Chao’s venomous scheme causing me my gastritis.
 

September 3 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
HuaRong wouldn’t have to kill Chao Chao,
just kidnap him and ask for a ransom.
 

September 4 1936: If I were Guan Gong,
I would smarten up and seek refuge with Prime Minister Chao,
then I would have a lifetime of delicacies, luxuries and women…
 

Note: Images above contributed by Dr. Wang Penghui.

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