CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Library seeks original manuscript of comic Sanmao

08-03-2010 09:08 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

Just like Tintin with his young Western fans of comic strip heroes, Sanmao, a happy-go-lucky resourceful boy with only three locks of hair has been entertaining youthful Chinese readers from the day he was born 70 years ago.

This year also marks the 100th birth anniversary of Zhang Leping, Sanmao's creator. Through Sanmao's experiences, the late comic artist expressed his concern for the young victims of World War II.

Now, Shanghai Library is hoping to find the original manuscript of the classic comic.

These are the earliest published Sanmao comic strips. They have been collected and displayed here at the Shanghai Library, which is now searching for more precious items to add to its collection. The library is particularly eager to get its hands on the original manuscript and is hoping that some private collector or member of the Zhang family will answer the call.

Zhou Deming, vice director of Shanghai Library, said, "We plan to collect first and then publish those manuscripts to inspire today's readers in another way."

Zhang Rongrong, son of Zhang Leping, said, "If those manuscripts are collected in the right way, I will show great support for this effort. Last year, I donated the last work of my father to Shanghai Library."

Shanghai Library first started to collect famous writers' manuscripts since the 1950s, but it's becoming harder and harder to follow this tradition, especially today when more and more writers are accustomed to writing on computers.

However, it's believed that there is no better way to see the birth of a masterpiece than a writer's original manuscript.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program