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ERIC Number: EJ746992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
"Sanmao, the Vagrant": Homeless Children of Yesterday and Today
Mo, Weimin; Shen, Wenju
Children's Literature in Education, v37 n3 p267-285 Sep 2006
The intensifying globalization has made street survival more brutal and miserable for homeless children, especially in Third World countries. "Sanmao, the Vagrant" is a wordless picture book which tells of the adventures of a boy named Sanmao in streets of Shanghai during WWII. The essay analyzes how the artist's ingenious visual narrative authentically anticipates the omnipresent impact of globalization on innocent children. Sanmao's survival totally relies on his resilience and proactivity. He falls prey to unbridled exploitation and coercive and abusive treatment. Originally a comic intended for adults, the book is the artist's furious protest against the indifferent attitude of the adult world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai)