Chinese art and its encounter with the world negotiating alterity in art and its historical interpretation / David Clarke

Author(s): Clarke, David J. (David James), 1954-
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Art, Chinese--21st century
Art, Chinese--Western influences
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, c2011 (Baltimore, Md. : Project Muse 2012) (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
LC Classification: N
Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic text (x, 259 p.) :) ill., digital file
Alternate Titles: Print version: 9888083066 9789888083060
Additional Authors: Project Muse
Notes: ISBN: 9789888053841
ISBN: 9789888083060
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-252) and index
Contents: pt. I. Trajectories : Chinese artists and the West -- Chitqua : a Chinese artist in eighteenth-century London -- Cross-cultural dialogue and artistic innovation : Teng Baiye and Mark Tobey -- pt. II. Imported genres -- Iconicity and indexicality : the body in Chinese art -- Abstraction and modern Chinese art -- pt. III. Returning home : cites between China and the world -- Illuminating facades : looking at post-colonial Macau -- The haunted city : Hong Kong and its urban others in the postcolonial era
Summary: This book examines Chinese art from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, beginning with discussion of a Chinese portrait modeler from Canton who traveled to London in 1769, and ending with an analysis of art and visual culture in post-colonial Hong Kong. By means of a series of six closely-focused case studies, often deliberately introducing non-canonical or previously marginalized aspects of Chinese visual culture, it analyzes Chinese art's encounter with the broader world, and in particular with the West. Offering more than a simple charting of influences, it uncovers a pattern of richly mutual interchange between Chinese art and its others. Arguing that we cannot fully understand modern Chinese art without taking this expanded global context into account, it attempts to break down barriers between areas of art history which have hitherto largely been treated within separate and often nationally-conceived frames. Aware that issues of cultural difference need to be addressed by art historians as much as by artists, it represents a pioneering attempt to produce an art historical writing which is truly global in approach. It hopes to appeal both to those with a special interest in modern Chinese art and those who are only now becoming aware of this fascinating but previously under-explored field
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OCLC Number: muse9789888053841
ISBN/ISSN: 9789888053841