This publication coincides with Liu Xiaodong's Hotan Project. Liu Xiaodong's Hotan Project & Xinjiang Research, a live painting project by Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong. Through visiting the countryside, Liu found in Hotan, Xinjiang some jade excavation workers and their families, and painted them against the background of the White Jade River. The four paintings were then exhibited at Xinjiang Art Center, Urumqi, from 25 August to 8 October 2012, and at Today Art Museum, Beijing, from 13 January to 23 February 2013.

The excavation and marketing of Hotan Jade has formed a economic chain linking different strata of the society, and intervening from the bottom of this chain Liu studies Xijiang in terms of its unique geographies and the expansion of the mainland's economic and cultural linkages.

Also featuring the other parts of the project including a documentary, interviews and symposiums.

With artist biography.

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劉小東在和田&新疆新觀察 | Liu Xiaodong's Hotan Project and Xinjiang Research | Liu xiao dong zai he tian yu xin jiang xin guan cha

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Chapter headings
Introduction: Dirty Realism: Liu Xiaodong's Hotan Project & Xinjiang Research / 前言:骯髒現實主義:劉小東在和田&新疆新觀察 - HOU Hanru, 侯瀚如
Essay: Not the End of the World / 簡述:何似天之涯 - ZHONG Acheng, 鍾阿城
Sketches / 速寫 - LIU Xiaodong, 劉小東
Diaries / 日記 - LIU Xiaodong, 劉小東
Paintings / 繪畫 - LIU Xiaodong, 劉小東
Documentary / 紀錄片 - YANG Bo, 楊波
Essay: Underneath the Sky of Xinjiang: A Journey in the World of Reality & Literature / 簡述:西域蒼穹下:現實和文學世界裡的旅行 - OU Ning, 歐寧
Interviews / 採訪
Symposiums / 研討
Liu Xiaodong's Hotan Project & Xinjiang Research
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Liu Xiaodong's Hotan Project & Xinjiang Research, 劉小東在和田與新疆新觀察