The Other Kang Youwei: Calligrapher, Art Activist and Aesthetic Reformer in Modern China, by Aida Yuen Wong, Modern Asian Art and Visual Culture, 4, Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, 2016, 241 pp., 105 col. and 23 b. & w. illus., €79Liangyou: Kaleidoscopic Modernity and the Shanghai Global Metropolis, 1926–1945, edited by Paul G. Pickowicz, Kuiyi Shen, and Yingjin Zhang, Modern Asian Art and Visual Culture, 1, Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, 2013, 287 pp., 2 col. and 79 b. & w. illus., €108Folk Art and Modern Culture in Republican China, by Felicity Lufkin, Lanham, MD, Boulder, CO, New York and London: Lexington Books, 2016, 216 pp., 67 b. & w. illus., £65In the study of the art of China in the twentieth century, the survey and the overview have tended to happen first, from the late Michael Sullivan’s pioneering Chinese Art in the Twentieth Century of 1959, onwards to a number of successors including his own Art and Artists of Twentieth‐century China, published nearly forty years later in 1996. While widely recognized as artefacts of their time, and now sometimes seen as overly invested in a ‘Western impact, Chinese response’ model which no longer commands widespread or uncritical support,
Art History – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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