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Teaching Chinese History with Graphic Novels

Over the past few years, comics and graphic novels have seen a rise in popularity and adoption among secondary and higher education instructors. For the first half of 2014, sales of comics and graphic novels was approximately US $250 million.1 A seemingly simple type of reading material, graphic novels can be complex works of literature requiring students to engage critically with text and images. What is a graphic novel, and why are we using that term? There is much debate about the phrase ...