Folk Art and Modern Culture in Republican China

Folk Art and Modern Culture in Republican China

During the war against Japan, from 1937 to 1945, educated artists deployed imagery and styles drawn from folk art in morale-boosting propaganda images, but worried that this work fell short of true artistic accomplishment and pandering to ...

Author: Felicity Lufkin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498526296

Category: History

Page: 292

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Folk art is now widely recognized as an integral part of the modern Chinese cultural heritage, but in the early twentieth century, awareness of folk art as a distinct category in the visual arts was new. Internationally, intellectuals in different countries used folk arts to affirm national identity and cultural continuity in the midst of the changes of the modern era. In China, artists, critics and educators likewise saw folk art as a potentially valuable resource: perhaps it could be a fresh source of cultural inspiration and energy, representing the authentic voice of the people in contrast to what could be seen as the limited and elitist classical tradition. At the same time, many Chinese intellectuals also saw folk art as a problem: they believed that folk art, as it was, promoted superstitious and backward ideas that were incompatible with modernization and progress. In either case, folk art was too important to be left in the hands of the folk: educated artists and researchers felt a responsibility intervene, to reform folk art and create new popular art forms that would better serve the needs of the modern nation. In the early 1930s, folk art began to figure in the debates on social role of art and artists that were waged in the pages of the Chinese press, the first major exhibition of folk art was held in Hangzhou, and the new print movement claimed the print as a popular artistic medium while, for the most part, declaring its distance from contemporary folk printmaking practices. During the war against Japan, from 1937 to 1945, educated artists deployed imagery and styles drawn from folk art in morale-boosting propaganda images, but worried that this work fell short of true artistic accomplishment and pandering to outmoded tastes. The questions raised in interaction with folk art during this pivotal period, questions about heritage, about the social position of art, and the exercise of cultural authority continue to resonate into the present day.
Categories: History

China Art Modernity

China   Art   Modernity

On attitudes towards folk art in modern China, and on high art practices which
adopt folk idioms, see Felicity Lufkin, Folk Art and Modern Culture in Republican
China (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016). On the Soviet influence on
Chinese ...

Author: David Clarke

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888455911

Category: Art

Page: 256

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China—Art—Modernity provides a critical introduction to modern and contemporary Chinese art as a whole. It illuminates what is distinctive and significant about the rich range of art created during the tumultuous period of Chinese history from the end of Imperial rule to the present day. The story of Chinese art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is shown to be deeply intertwined with that of the country’s broader socio-political development, with art serving both as a tool for the creation of a new national culture and as a means for critiquing the forms that culture has taken. The book’s approach is inclusive. In addition to treating art within the Chinese Mainland itself during the Republican and Communist eras, for instance, it also looks at the art of colonial Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora. Similarly, it gives equal prominence to artists employing tools and idioms of indigenous Chinese origin and those who engage with international styles and contemporary media. In this way it writes China into the global story of modern art as a whole at a moment in intellectual history when Western-centred stories of modern and contemporary culture are finally being recognized as parochial and inadequate. Assuming no previous background knowledge of Chinese history and culture, this concise yet comprehensive and richly-illustrated book will appeal to those who already have an established interest in modern Chinese art and those for whom this is a novel topic. It will be of particular value to students of Chinese art or modern art in general, but it is also for those in the wider reading public with a curiosity about modern China. At a time when that country has become a major actor on the world stage in all sorts of ways, accessible sources of information concerning its modern visual culture are nevertheless surprisingly scarce. As a consequence, a fully nuanced picture of China’s place in the modern world remains elusive. China—Art—Modernity is a timely remedy for that situation. ‘Here is a book that offers a comprehensive account of the dizzying transformations of Chinese art and society in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Breaking free of conventional dichotomies between traditional and modern, Chinese and Western that have hobbled earlier studies, Clarke’s highly original book is exactly what I would assign my own students. Anyone eager to understand developments in China within the global history of modern art should read this book.’ —Robert E. Harrist Jr., Columbia University ‘Clarke’s book presents a critically astute mapping of the arts of modern and contemporary China. It highlights the significance of urban and industrial contexts, migration, diasporas and the margins of the mainland, while imaginatively seeking to inscribe its subject into the broader story of modern art. A timely and reliable intervention—and indispensable for the student and non-specialist reader.’ —Shane McCausland, SOAS University of London
Categories: Art

Folk Art in Modern China 1930 1945

Folk Art in Modern China  1930 1945

Republican China , each with its own specific methods and aims . 244 Urban
adult ... Many people involved with the mass education movement saw the study
of folk arts as a key to understanding rural culture and peasant mentality .
Educators ...

Author: Felicity Anne Lufkin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3479425

Category: Art objects, Chinese

Page: 503

View: 391

Categories: Art objects, Chinese

A Century in Crisis

A Century in Crisis

San Francisco : Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco ; 1984 , Chuang ,
Shen . “ Art and Politics : Study of a Special Relationship in Contemporary
Chinese Painting . ” In Twentieth ... Painters and Politics in the People ' s
Republic of China . Berkeley ... Chinese Folk Art : The Small Skills of Carving
Insects . Boston ...

Author: Julia Frances Andrews

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: UOM:39015043760464

Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 329

View: 653

Between 1850 and today, China has undergone an unprecedented series of shocks and transformations. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Guggenheum Museum, this book systematically explores 150 years of artistic production in China.
Categories: Art, Chinese

Republic of China Yearbook

Republic of China Yearbook

The East Rift Valley te tien in xotic culture , breathtaking scenery , priceless art ,
the entire range of Chinese cuisine , and hospitable people ... Northern Taiwan :
Where Ancient and Modern Coexist The ROC ' s “ economic miracle ” has put a
modern face on Taipei , but the city is still Chinese at heart . ... Chinese opera
and demonstrations of crafts and folk arts are presented on Sundays and
holidays .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4509584

Category: Taiwan

Page: 800

View: 114

Categories: Taiwan

Current Contents Arts Humanities

Current Contents  Arts   Humanities

EAST ASIA CULTURES CRITIQUE ARTICLES AND ABSTRACTS IN ENGLISH
VOL.6 NO.3 WINTER 1998 .... 507 .515 ... M. Hanson The puzzle of
spermatorrhea in Republican China . ... 1 .5 ..13 ..18 POPULAR CULTURE AND
FOLK ART - A ...

Author: Institute for scientific information (Philadelphie, Pa).

Publisher:

ISBN: 01633155

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

Partisan Canons

Partisan Canons

The modern Chinese nation - state established during the republican period was
short - lived . ... In terms of culture , Marxist theorists , such as Qu Qiubai ( 1899 -
1935 ) , considered folk art to be the truest representation of the Chinese people
 ...

Author: Anna Brzyski

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: UOM:39015074046114

Category: Art

Page: 370

View: 333

Case studies that counter the idea of a transcendent art canon by demonstrating that the content of any and every canon is historically and culturally specific.
Categories: Art

The Party and the Arty in China

The Party and the Arty in China

The New Politics of Culture Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Curt
Kraus, Richard Curt Kraus. 2 . ... Paul Bady , “ The Modern Chinese ... For an
overview of the arts economy in the republican period , see Li Xiangmin ,
Zhongguo yishu jingji shi [ “ An economic history of Chinese arts " ) ( Nanjing ...
Show Concern for Folk Artists , Help Folk Artists , ” Guangming ribao ( November
11 , 1956 ) .

Author: Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Curt Kraus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015063299708

Category: Art

Page: 249

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Arguing that cultural reform is a key aspect of political reform, Richard Kraus shows here that China's economic transformation has dramatically liberated the production and consumption of culture. In this original and provocative study, Kraus offers a political analysis of Chinese culture that includes all genres of art. Surveying the evolution of China's cultural politics between 1979 and 2003, this book explores the complex relationship between money and art as exemplified by declining state arts patronage, changing standards for painting nudity, censorship, and the professionalization of artistic work. Cogent, witty, and deeply informed, this comprehensive overview of the Chinese arts scene will be an essential text for all observers of contemporary China. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Categories: Art

Modern China Studies

Modern China Studies

Art and ideology in the Yenan period 19371945 An analysis of the problems
involved in the use of popular performing genres and folk art in the areas under
Communist Party control . ... Ph.D. thesis ; edc : 1981 ISHIHARA , MICHIHIRO
Artistic and cultural exchanges between Japan and Ch'ing dynasty China see
Foreign Relations BIBLIOGRAPHY IWASAKI , FUKUO ... using biographical
profiles of Ch'en and Liu as ground for cross - analysis of the Republican and
People's Republic ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019847471

Category: China

Page:

View: 422

Categories: China

Modern China Studies International Bulletin

Modern China Studies  International Bulletin

Art and ideology in the Yenan period 19371945 An analysis of the problems
involved in the use of popular performing genres and folk art in the areas under
Communist Party control . ... Ph.D. thesis ; edc : 1981 ISHIHARA , MICHIHIRO
Artistic and cultural exchanges between Japan and Ch'ing dynasty China see
Foreign Relations BIBLIOGRAPHY IWASAKI , FUKUO ... using biographical
profiles of Ch'en and Liu as ground for cross - analysis of the Republican and
People's Republic ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120677294

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

Writing Modern Chinese Art

Writing Modern Chinese Art

CHAPTER 2 Qingli Wan Fundamental Changes in the Study of Chinese Painting
: 1796 – 1948 The term huaxue 1 # ( the study of ... During later archy to republic
as well as momentous changes in culture , Qing and early Republican years , its
meaning changed to the ... the popularization of folk painting styles , as well as
their 35 circulation in the marketplace and their promotion via the who QINGLI
WAN.

Author: Josh Yiu

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080889077

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 940

Developed from a symposium on the study of twentieth-century Chinese painting held at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on June 1-2, 2007.
Categories: Art

The Republic of China Yearbook 1999

The Republic of China Yearbook 1999

Republic of China. ... Services for tourists E xotic culture , breathtaking scenery ,
priceless art , the entire range of Chinese cuisine , and ... Chinese opera and
demonstrations of crafts and folk arts are presented on Sundays and holidays . ...
A notable feature of this area is the magnificent sandstone promontory that
Northern Taiwan : Where Ancient and Modern Coexist The ROC's " economic
miracle ” has ...

Author: Republic of China. Goverment Information Office

Publisher: International Publication Service

ISBN: 9570234458

Category: Reference

Page: 804

View: 776

Categories: Reference

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

Although under attack from broader historians of American culture , this
assumption of two warring styles has long been gospel for folk cultists . ... Here ,
for specialist and non - specialist alike , is the whole incomparable drama of the
emergence of modern China from the last days of the old ... Cloth $ 6.95 ; Vintage
Book paperback $ 1.95 N. REPUBLICAN CHINA . ... Sometimes it seems that
whether a painter is considered a folk artist or an academic depends on who
found him first .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034639511

Category: Books

Page:

View: 791

Categories: Books

Asian Studies Newsletter

Asian Studies Newsletter

Region , Regionalism and Regionalization Information and Culture in
Contemporary 53 . ... Appropriation of Folk Beliefs , Images , 27 . ... L . Shirk ,
University of California , Arts in Post - Mao - Deng China ( Hsingyuan San Diego )
Tsao , University of British Columbia ) 32 . ... ( Greg B . Felker , Thomas ,
University of Notre Dame ) in Republican China ( Kristin Stapleton , Hong Kong
University of Science ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054044691

Category: Asia

Page:

View: 398

Categories: Asia

Romanian Review

Romanian Review

1936 ) , in dark marble or bronze , fit in the most natural way in modern homes (
In Front of the Looking - Glass , The Singer ) , ks and and ... At the Museum of
Peoples ' Culture in Ciudad de Mexico a room is permanently dedicated to
Romania and contains archaeological ... Tsiantsin in the Chinese People's
Republic ; " Contemporary Romanian Graphic Arts ” in Rühimäki ( Finland ) ; "
Romanian Folk Art ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070423770

Category: Romania

Page:

View: 917

English language edition.
Categories: Romania

Chinese Fiction Writers 1900 1949

Chinese Fiction Writers  1900 1949

Author: Thomas Moran

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127429962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 445

View: 828

Essays on Chinese fiction writers provides information how these writers were impacted by the Mandarin Ducks and Butterflies School, the change in intellectual activity from Beijing to Shanghai, the Literary Research Association, the introduction of foreign literature and literary theory, the evolution of Chinese prose, the May Fourth writers, "I" Fiction, the Sun Society, the Creation Society and the writing of propagandistic literature.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mythic and Folk Elements in Modern Chinese Literature

Mythic and Folk Elements in Modern Chinese Literature

170 Herder ' s interest in folk songs invigorated Liu Bannong and his friends in
carrying out a project of Chinese folk song collection from 1918 . ... folklore
studies and fiction writing during the Republican period , especially the
development of the image of the folk ( villagers ) ... The development of folklore
studies in modern China encompasses a long period from the New Culture
Movement ( May Fourth period ) to Mao Zedong ' s talks on art and literature at
the Yan ' an Forum in 1942 .

Author: Ningyi Li

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131669587

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

View: 981

A revisionist analysis employing an anthropological method to interpret folklore in the works of understudied modem Chinese writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shanghai

Shanghai

He is co - author of Power and Glory : Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty and
The Monumental Landscapes of Li Huayi , and ... and Asian Art and American
Craft magazines , and is the author of Chinese Folk Art ; Beyond the Screen :
Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Century ; Friends of the House : Furniture
from China's Towns and Villages ; Inspired by China : Contemporary
Furnituremakers ... The Alienated Academy : Culture and Politics in Republican
China , 1919-1937 .

Author: Michael Knight

Publisher: Asian Art Museum of San

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131253846

Category: Architecture

Page: 284

View: 750

The growth of Shanghai viewed through its dynamic visual culture
Categories: Architecture

If this is true for folk art, is the same thing true for the "higher" arts? Cannot China
be ... Chinese scroll paintings are a magnificent repository of culture. ... But in
China, in the Republican period artists had grown so self-absorbed and
infatuated with themselves that they deceived themselves as well as others. In
such a ... The greatest developments in modern Chinese art have been one-
sided or extreme.

Author: Valerie C. Doran

Publisher: Hanart T Z Gallery

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005164509

Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 232

View: 679

Categories: Art, Chinese

The American Historical Association s Guide to Historical Literature

The American Historical Association s Guide to Historical Literature

Going to the people : Chinese intellectuals Duok and folk literature , 1918 - 1937 .
... Treats tradition in modern period ; Shanghai and Lingnan ( Kwangtung )
schools ; Western - influenced New Art ; art and politics in People ' s ... Liberalism
in an illiberal age : New Culture liberals in republican China , 1919 – 1937 .

Author: American Historical Association

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032275250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2027

View: 376

This entirely new edition of a keystone reference is the place to start researching any topic in any field of history. Hundreds of historians from around the world have selected and provided commentary on the best and most useful works in their fields--almost 27,000 annotated citations--to provide unprecedented bibliographic guidance of extraordinary breadth, from prehistory to the twentieth century. Presented in an accessible format, this completely new work has been ten years in planning and execution. It is divided into sections arranged by chronology and national and regional history, with each section introduced by a brief historiographical essay. And it also contains expanded coverage of Africa, Asia, and North and South America. Each bibliographic citation is identified by a unique reference number and includes all essential data, along with a brief critical annotation written by a specialist in the field. Also included are guides to the contributors of annotations and complete author and subject indexes. An indispensable work for scholars, students, librarians, and general readers, the AHA Guide to Historical Literature is essential for anyone who is serious about history.
Categories: Literary Criticism