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1950

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1947

Between 1947 and 1951 Hong Kong Niubizi

Between 1947 and 1951 Hong Kong Niubizi

Between 1947 and 1951 Hong Kong Niubizi or “Newbits” – An Eccentric Chinese Gentleman by Huang Yao This set of cartoon depicts Niubizi’s adjustment to life in Hong Kong, reflecting humour in the lives of new immigrants as they encounter new types of consumer goods. Niubizi’s look has also evolved and his feet no longer turn inward.

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1947

Between 1947 to 1951 Hong Kong Contradiction Set

Between 1947 to 1951 Hong Kong Contradiction Set

Huang Yao produced cartoons in black and white depicting the contradictions in Hong Kong Society. They were published in one of the Hong Kong newspapers. It depicts Hong Kong society in the post war years and there are observations of differences between people of different classes, ages and sexes living in Hong Kong...

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1950

Paintings in Foreign Environments

Paintings in Foreign Environments

Huang Yao adapted various different Chinese ink painting techniques to paint what he saw and experienced in his travels through Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.

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1950

Paintings in Foreign Environments - Thai Country Living

Paintings in Foreign Environments - Thai Country Living

The country living series were painted between 1951 to 1956 when Huang Yao was living in Thailand. These paintings have people as the main subject with coconut grove, banana plants, pineapple yards, lotus in river and flowing streams as background of the painting.

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1950

Paintings in Foreign Environments - Human Figures in Thailand

Paintings in Foreign Environments - Human Figures in Thailand

Most people think that it is difficult to use Chinese ink and brush to paint what you see. This is basically a matter of skillful application of ink and water with the Chinese brush.

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1950

Paintings in Foreign Environments - The Old Bangkok City Wall

Paintings in Foreign Environments - The Old Bangkok City Wall

While I was in Bangkok in the early 1950's, there was a remaining stretch of an old city wall in that city (I wonder whether it is still there?). I had used the Chinese brush and ink painting technique to paint it as it was then.

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1950

Human Figure Paintings - Bai Miao

Human Figure Paintings - Bai Miao

Bai Miao is a technique of using Chinese brush to draw a fine outline of an object. As these lines are drawn with the supple Chinese brush using calligraphy strokes, the lines have a soft feel as well as a rhythmic vigor that is not attainable by the use of pencil, charcoal or other hard instruments.

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1950

November 23 1950 Hong Kong Identity Card of Wong Ka Tong No 1093705

November 23 1950 Hong Kong Identity Card of Wong Ka Tong No 1093705

Hong Kong Identity Card of Wong Ka Tong no. 1093705

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1951

1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand

1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand

In the painting 'Mother and Children', the Chinese mother has an infant in her arms, both looking at an active child making noises by twisting the handle of a toy drum with a bead at the end of each of the two short strings.

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1951

1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand 2

1951 to 1956 Children Paintings in Thailand 2

Huang Yao was apparently not satisfied with the familiar classical style of the above paintings of children. The reason is probably that the youngsters in the paintings bear too much resem-blance to real children in facial appearances and in proportions of the body.

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1951

1951 to 1982 Paintings of Dragons

1951 to 1982 Paintings of Dragons

The mythical noble animal dragon represents the Chinese emperors. It is also one of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. 2012 will be a dragon year...

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1956

1956 to 1987 Children's Paintings in Malaysia

1956 to 1987 Children's Paintings in Malaysia

There are few paintings of children between 1956-1973. The two paintings below were completed in the1960s style. Huang Yao had forgotten about them until after he moved to Kuala Lumpur when the titles, signatures and seals were then added in the early 1980s.

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1956

1956 to 1977 Huang Yao Seals engraved by Zhang Shiren

1956 to 1977 Huang Yao Seals engraved by Zhang Shiren

In our records, Zhang Shiren had carved 5 seals for Huang Yao.

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1956

March 1 1956: Article in Jinri Shijie by Wang Shizhao

March 1 1956: Article in Jinri Shijie by Wang Shizhao

Niubizi is a strange man. He was the star during the epoch of the Shanghai cartoons and worked at the newspaper, Xinwen Bao. Who did not know about the cartoonist of the "Niubizi" cartoon series? But who is this cartoonist and what is his true identity? I think what an artist has in his heart will certainly be reflected in his work, thus making his work a direct reflection of himself. My image of Niubizi is a person with a rounded face, a fat physique and may not necessarily be tall.

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1956

April 2 1956: Huang Yao arrives in Singapore

April 2 1956: Huang Yao arrives in Singapore

Cartoonist that brought us “Niubizi” Huang Yao, arrives in Singapore

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1956

May 1956: Malaya Niubizi

May 1956: Malaya Niubizi

Huang Yao once more used his most famous character as a channel for his own thoughts and experiences, creating Malaya Niubizi. In this series Niubizi wears a sarong, works with the local people, picks coconuts, collects harvests and reins bullocks to pull carts.

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May 11 1956: Huang Yao will be holding an exhibition next month

May 11 1956: Huang Yao will be holding an exhibition next month

Cartoonist Huang Yao, will be holding an exhibition at the British Council next month, using the persona of “Niubizi”

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1956

May 18 1956: Huang Yao confirmed for Saturday Broadcast

May 18 1956: Huang Yao confirmed for Saturday Broadcast

“How to start creating cartoons right now!” Cartoonist Huang Yao, by the invitation of Singapore China Association will be visiting Singapore and holding an exhibition of Niubizi cartoons.

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1956

May 19 1956: Radio Malaya Broadcasted in Singapore

May 19 1956: Radio Malaya Broadcasted in Singapore

Listening to Niubizi’s Broadcast By Li Ruolian

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May 25 1956: Front and back cover of Chao Foon (Jiao Feng) Vol.14

May 25 1956: Front and back cover of Chao Foon (Jiao Feng) Vol.14

Front cover: Malay dance, Been to the Miaos to learn Moon Dance, wandered to Nanyang to learn ‘Joget Dance’

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