Meishu Sichao was published from October 1984 to December 1987, featuring articles on both Chinese and Western art, with focus on the 85 Movement in China.

The Archive holds the following issues:

1985: issues 1-9 (bound volume), 1, 2, 7, 8/9
1986: issues 1-6 (bound volume), 1, 2, 5, 6
1987: issues 1-6 (bound volume), 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Note: Meishu Sichao is a bi-monthly published, but 9 issues were published in 1985.

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Meishu Sichao | Mei shu si chao

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Chinese - Simplified



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Ceased publication

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The Trend of Art Thought (All holdings in AAA)
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