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Mulla Nasurddin is a popular character in folklore in many Muslim countries like Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Turkmanistan, Uzbekistan etc. What is less known in these countries is that Mulla Nasuruddin is also somewhat known figure in China. He is known by his Uiyghur name 阿凡提 (Afanti) or 阿方提 (Afangti).
In 1979 the Shanghai Animation Film Studio produced a 13-episode animation series, headed by Jin Qi, on Mulla Nasruddin called “The Story of Afanti” (阿凡提 (电影). It is considered to be a milestone in Chinese animation history.
Finally there are also Afanti comics in China.