The Art of Modern China / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- University of California Press
In the early twenty-first century, China occupies a place on center stage in the international art world. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist in the modern age? This first comprehensive study of modern Chinese art history traces its evolution chronologically and thematically from the Age of Imperialism to the present day. Julia Andrews and Kuiyi Shen pay particular attention to the dynamic tension between modernity and tradition, as well as the interplay of global cosmopolitanism and cultural nationalism. This lively, accessible, and beautifully illustrated text will serve and enlighten scholars, students, collectors, and anyone with an interest in Asian art and artists.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Julia Andrews is Professor of Art History at Ohio State University and is the author of several books, including Painters and Polictics in the Peoples’ Republic of China, 1949–1979.Kuiyi Shen is Professor in the Visual Arts Department and Director of the Chinese Studies Program at UC San Diego.
Table of Contents
Introduction1 Chinese Art in the Age of Imperialism: The Opium War to the Treaty of Shimonoseki, 1842–18952 Art in the Creation of a New Nation: The Overthrow of the Qing and the Early Republic, 1895–19203 Art in the New Culture of the 1920s4 Modern Art in the 1930s5 The Golden Age of Guohua in the 1930s6 Art in Wartime, 1937–19497 Western-Style Art under Mao, 1949–19668
Ink Painting, Lianhuanhua, and Woodcuts under Mao, 1949–19669 Art of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966–197610 Art after Mao, 1976–198911 Alternative Chinas: Hong Kong and Taiwan12 No U-Turn: Chinese Art after 198913 The New Millennium, and the Chinese Century?Glossary and List of CharactersMajor Events in Modern Chinese ArtNotesSelected Bibliography