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Author O'Dea, Madeleine, author.

Title The phoenix years : art, resistance, and the making of modern China / Madeleine O'Dea.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    700.951 ODE    Available
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Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description ix, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Beijing 1986 -- I do not believe! -- The stars -- Very heaven -- A terrible beauty -- Nothing to my name -- Whose utopia? -- Beijing welcomes you! -- Isn't something missing? -- Amnesia and memory -- The people and the republic.
Summary "The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the past four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface--the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression. By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes, and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day. It relates the heady years of hope and creativity in the 1980s, which ended in the disaster of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Following that tragedy comes China's meteoric economic rise, and the opportunities that emerged alongside the difficult compromises artists and others have to make to be citizens in modern China. Foreign correspondent Madeleine O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over thirty years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and the long, ongoing struggle for free expression. The stories of these artists and their art mirror the history of their country."--Publisher website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Art and popular culture -- China -- 20th century.
Art, Chinese -- 20th century.
Art, Chinese -- 21st century.
China -- History -- 20th century.
China -- History -- 21st century.
China -- Western influences.
China -- 21st century.
China -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781681775272

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