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Mao’s Images

Artists and China’s 1949 transition

Authors: Geng, Yan

  • A study about chinese art
  • A study about People's Republic of China
  • An art historical study
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In this book, Yan Geng examines Mao’s image from the perspective of its producers, focusing on four artists, chosen for both the diverse media they worked in and their diverse backgrounds. The book suggests an alternative perspective on the making of propaganda not only as a politically themed representation but also as an expression of artists’ subjectivities and their roles as pivotal agents in the transition of modern Chinese art history. Mao’s Image: Artists and China’s 1949 Transition demonstrates how artists portrayed Mao as the nation’s leader during the early People’s Republic and what such images reveal about Chinese artists’ experience during the Communist takeover of the country.

About the authors

Yan Geng is currently an assistant professor of Asian art history at the University of Connecticut, USA. She completed her Ph.D. study in East Asian art history at Heidelberg University in Germany in 2012 and received fellowships from Haus der Kunst in Munich and the Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Cologne.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Chinese Art of The Early People’s Republic: A Transitional Period

    Geng, Yan

    Pages 1-12

  • Mao Parade: Huang Jun and New Chinese Painting

    Geng, Yan

    Pages 13-55

  • Mao On the Gate: Li Keran and the New Year Picture

    Geng, Yan

    Pages 57-94

  • Hidden Mao: Gu Yuan and Communist Woodcut

    Geng, Yan

    Pages 95-136

  • Dual Mao: Dong Xiwen and National Oil Painting

    Geng, Yan

    Pages 137-171

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-20825-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-658-20824-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mao’s Images
Book Subtitle
Artists and China’s 1949 transition
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
J.B. Metzler
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-20825-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-20825-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-20824-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
90 b/w illustrations
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