Art of the Chinese Diaspora
OverviewChinese art has a long and illustrious tradition and a Chinese nuance has permeated much of the Western world. Today, as artists experiment with new subjects, techniques, and styles, this book is a testimonial to the vitality of the contemporary art movement in China. Chinese artists are dispersed throughout the world. Some are recent immigrants to new continents - the United States, Australia, and Europe have witnessed an infusion of Chinese talent in recent years. Some emigres retain connections with China through their cultural and spiritual life, while others become so absorbed into the new culture that their appearance is the only remaining link. Articles in this collection address problems created by shifting boundaries and cultural identity within the context of political change. Many of the artists represented have established international reputations. They operate within a global framework and their concerns override regional preoccupations' Much acclaimed by writers, art historians, and Asian scholars throughout Asia, the United States, and Europe, this book features artists from New York, Paris, Australia, and around the globe, and includes articles by prominent arts writers from mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Readership: Academics and professionals in the areas of Asian studies, art history, sociology, and anthropology.