Exploration of Chinese humor: Historical review, empirical findings, and critical reflections

  title={Exploration of Chinese humor: Historical review, empirical findings, and critical reflections},
  author={Xiao Dong Yue},
Abstract Humor was first documented around 2,500 BC in China when the first Chinese poetry and literary books appeared. Zhuangzi, a co-founder of Taoism, is recognized as the very first humorist in China. Chinese humor has been mostly characterized by joke-telling and funny show-performing. Humor has been traditionally given little respect in Chinese culture mainly due to the Confucian emphasis on keeping proper manners of social interactions. Confucius once ordered to execute humorists for… 

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