'Gao Shan’s award-winning photobook The Eighth Day takes its name from his personal history — on the eighth day after his birth, Shan was adopted by his new mother.

The relationship between the two characterised by coldness and indifference, according to Shan’s afterword. Only recently has he started to regard her as more than a mere presence in his life. In his ongoing series, he uses the camera not for cold observation but as an active tool in their relationship. An intimate, emotional photographic document that involves its viewers’s heart and mind.' - from the publisher's website.

Access level


Location code MON.GAS4


Chinese - Simplified

Publication/Creation date




No of copies


Content type

artist monograph, 


The Eighth Day - Cover
Rights statement

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

The Eighth Day, 第八天

Relevant content

New Arrivals | December
New Arrivals
Collections | Themes

New Arrivals

Updated monthly, this New Arrivals section lists all of the new, accessible additions to both our Library and Research Collections.

AAA’s newly renovated library and The Collective School exhibition are open by appointment only starting Monday, 3 October. Register here to arrange a visit.