Arguing that cultural reform is a key aspect of political reform, Richard Kraus shows here that China's economic transformation has dramatically liberated the production and consumption of culture. In this study, Kraus offers a political analysis of Chinese culture that includes all genres of art. Surveying the evolution of China's cultural politics between 1979 and 2003, this book explores the complex relationship between money and art as exemplified by declining state arts patronage, changing standards for painting nudity, censorship, and the professionalization of artistic work.
Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.KRC
Language

English

Keywords

China

Publication/Creation date

2004

No of pages

250

ISBN / ISSN

0742527204

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Cultural Reform as an Afterthought
The Waning Authority of the Chinese State as Patron of the Arts
Normalizing Nudity
The Chinese Censorship Game: New Rules for the Prevention of Art
Artists as Professionals
The Price of Beauty
The Hands That Feed Them
The Party and the Arty in China: The New Politics of Culture
分享
引用
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 Party and the Arty in China: The New Politics of Culture