Originally published by UBC Press, this paperback edition by Hong Kong University Press cover the arts of the Cultural Revolution decade, both as they were seen in the 1960s and 1970s, and as they have been reinvented and appropriated since then.
'Forty years after China's tumultuous Cultural Revolution, this book revisits the visual and performing arts of the period – the paintings, propaganda posters, political cartoons, sculpture, folk arts, private sketchbooks, opera, and ballet – and examines what these vibrant, militant, often gaudy images meant to artists, their patrons, and their audiences at the time, and what they mean now, both in their original forms and as revolutionary icons reworked for a new market-oriented age. Chapters by scholars of Chinese history and art and by artists whose careers were shaped by the Cultural Revolution offer new insights into works that have transcended their times.' - from publisher's website.
Includes bibliography and biographies of contributors.
Contemporary Chinese Studies
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Part 1: Artists and the State
Part 2: Artists Remember: Two Memoirs
When We Were Young: Up to the Mountains, Down to the Villages
- GU Xiong, 顧雄
Part 3: Meanings Then and Now
Hu Xian Peasant Painting: From Revolutionary Icon to Market Commodity
- Ralph CROIZIER, 郭適
Part 4: Beyond the Visual Arts
Model Theatrical Works and the Remodelling of the Cultural Revolution
- Paul CLARK
Feminism in the Revolutionary Model Ballets The White-Haired Girl
and The Red Detachment of Women
- BAI Di
Fantasies of Battle: Making the Militant Hero Prominent
- Richard KING