Animation in China, stretching across an 80-year period, has had many milestones, including what have been described as the two golden ages––1957–1966 and for about a decade from 1978 to the late 1980s. This essay concentrates on the beginning years, 1920s–1940s,
since Asian Cinema has already dealt with post-1949 Chinese animation (see Lent and Xu, Fall- Winter 2001; Xu, Fall-Winter 2002.)
Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.