This catalogue is published in conjunction with 'LIU Xiaodong. Hometown Boy,' the Chinese artist's solo exhibition organised by Eslite Gallery, December 2011 to January 2012. In 2010, Liu Xiaodong travelled back to his birthplace—Jincheng, a northern industrial town he has left for thirty years, to capture its landscape and people in paintings, prints and ceramics. The book comprises more than 200 diary entries dated from June to October 2010, narrating by the artist the life and his practice in Jincheng.

This book is part of a three-book and DVD box set. Other items including a catalogue titled LIU Xiaodong: Jincheng Story and a documentary DVD Hometown Boy are also available in the Archive. The DVD originally found in the box set is catalogued separately (location code: CD.001670).
Alternative title

Zhe yi ci, wo jue ding hui jia: liu xiao dong ri ji | Hometown Boy | 金城小子

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Chinese - Traditional, 


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artist monograph, 

artist writing, 


Chapter headings
Hometown Boy/ 金城小子
Diary: June 28th - October 21st 2010/ 日記: 2010.6.28 - 10.21
The Story of Eight Mates/八人傳
This time, I've decided, I'm really going home: LIU Xiaodong: Diaries
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This time, I've decided, I'm really going home: LIU Xiaodong: Diaries, 這一次, 我決定回家: 劉小東日記