Yan Geng
Search for other papers by Yan Geng in
Current site
Google Scholar
Realism, socialist realism and China’s avant-garde
A historical perspective
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

This chapter outlines the longue durée of Chinese political art from the 1940s onwards. Tracing the shift in China from realism to socialist realism and then to socially engaged avant-garde art, it argues that beneath such transformations was a redefinition of art and its epistemological relation to national identity and societal change. Interrogating paradigmatic shifts of political discourse and artistic praxis, Yan Geng’s contribution uncovers the roots of contemporary Chinese art and explains the complex relationships that exist between the cultural production of the revolution and the art of post-Maoist China.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

All of MUP's digital content including Open Access books and journals is now available on manchesterhive.



All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 221 54 11
Full Text Views 8 2 0
PDF Downloads 13 5 0