Published on occasion of a tour of Chinese performances and films in the UK, this catalogue contains articles by Chinese artists reviewing their practice and the development of Chinese performance art or live art in the last 20 years. Articles by British artists who have been staying in China for residency or exchange programmes are also included.

Images of performances and artist biographies are included. Brief information on project partners, collaborators and related resources is provided at the end.

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Zhong guo xian chang dui dang dai xing wei yi shu de si kao

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China Live: Reflections on Contemporary Performance Art
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China Live: Reflections on Contemporary Performance Art, 中國現場:對當代行為藝術的思考

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