Chinese references in Japanese animation
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Japanese animation, also known as anime, is very popular in Japan, and it is also exported to many countries. Anime can be considered as a hybrid text. It incorporates diverse pre-texts. The pre-texts may be from the Japanese cultures and also include cultural references to other countries. This paper will explore the pre-texts of Chinese cultures in anime. More specifically, I will examine the popular Chinese cultural symbols used in anime and analyze their possible references.