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Mao’s Images

Artists and China’s 1949 transition

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  • A study about chinese art

  • A study about People's Republic of China

  • An art historical study

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIV
  2. Epilogue: More Than an Image of Mao

    • Yan Geng
    Pages 173-178
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 179-222

About this book

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.


Contents
•    Image of political leader
•    Art media and propaganda production
•    Artists and politics

Target Groups
•    Lectures and students of art, art history, and Asian studies
•    Researchers of modern Chinese art history

The Author
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.

Keywords

  • Mao Zedong
  • Modern China
  • Chinese art
  • Propaganda
  • Socialist art

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

    Yan Geng

About the author

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.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-658-20825-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)