Excerpt from Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art 2012, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau S.A.R., 2012, p. 82: 'This is an exhibition of over three thousand notebooks of various ages. These notebooks were scanned, numbered, and documented by the artist from 2005 to 2008. Chinese Bible, a 50-year history notebook dating from 1949 to 1999, could be the most comprehensive evidence revealing, through personal and individual documentation, the Chinese psyche and behaviour.

The Cultural Revolution politicised and standardised personal life. Notebooks, in the form of diaries, reserved a private space for people to express changes in emotions and behaviours against the social movements.'

The performance took place in Beijing, China.

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Zhong Guo Sheng Jing

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2005 – 2008

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artwork documentation

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Chinese Bible, 中國聖經