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Subversive strategies in contemporary Chinese art

Author: Mary Bittner Wiseman; Yuedi Liu
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Philosophy of history and culture, v. 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book paves the way for the rebirth of a Chinese aesthetics adequate to the art whose sheer energy and imaginative power is subverting the ideas through which western and Chinese critics think about art. The first collection of essays by American and Chinese philosophers and art historians, this book begins by showing how the art reflects current crises and is working them out through bodies gendered and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Bittner Wiseman; Yuedi Liu
ISBN: 9789004187955 9004187952
OCLC Number: 691205883
Description: xxix, 417 pages, [26] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: PART ONEHERE AND NOWCrisisSubversive Strategies in Chinese Avant-garde ArtMary Bittner Wiseman Political Pop Art and the crisis of originalityYi YingContemporary Art in China: `Anxiety of Influence' and the Creative Triumph of Cai Guo-QiangLaurie Adams Working It OutImage-Fabrication and Contemporary Photography in ChinaWang Chunchen Chinese Contemporary Art: From De-Chineseness to Re-ChinesenessLiu YuediChinese without Chineseness: Chinese Contemporary Art from Cultural Symbol to International StylePeng FengCalligraphic Expression and Contemporary Chinese Art: Xu Bing's pioneer experimentLiu YuediThrough the BodyThe Political Body in Chinese ArtCurtis L. CarterGendered Bodies in Contemporary Chinese ArtMary Bittner WisemanThe Second Sex and Contemporary Chinese Women's Art: A Case Study on Chen Lingyang's WorkHe JinliExpression Extreme and History Trauma in Women Body Art in China: The Case of He ChengyaoEva Kit Wah ManPART TWOHISTORY AND GEOGRAPHYClassicalMetaphysics in Chinese ArtAbraham KaplanWater and Stone: On the Role of Expression in Chinese ArtMary Bittner WisemanNatural Beauty and Literati Strokes: Shi Tao, Merleau-Ponty and the Practice of PaintingDavid A. BrubakerPaths to the Middle: A Tentative Theory for Chinese Contemporary ArtPeng FengRecent HistoryCurrent State of Chinese ArtWang ChunchenAvant-garde in Chinese ArtCurtis L. CarterPost-colonial and Contemporary Art Trends in TaiwanPan FanExperimental Painting and Painting Theories in Colonial HongKong (1940-1980): Reflections on Cultural IdentityEva Kit Wah ManEast and WestThe Shape of Artistic Pasts: East and WestArthur C. DantoHow to Misunderstand Chinese Art: Seven ExamplesDavid CarrierArt and Globalization: Then and NowNoel CarrollConcept, Body and Nature: After the End of Art and the Rebirth of Chinese AestheticsLiu Yuedi
Series Title: Philosophy of history and culture, v. 31.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Bittner Wiseman, Liu Yuedi.

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How contemporary Chinese art is creating "a philosophy of life, a philosophy of politics, and a natural philosophy," as artist Qiu Zhijie says it must, is explored in this collection of essays by  Read more...

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