TITLE

My Life as an Art Soldier in Mao's China: Art and Politics

AUTHOR(S)
Shaomin Li
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Modern China Studies;2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author narrates how in Mao's China his personal experience took unexpected turns when China dramatically transformed politically, economically, and culturally, and how in reacting to these overwhelming changes he evolved from the role of artist to student activist, businessman, political prisoner and academic. The article focuses on the relationship between art and politics in Mao's China and how the two evolved into what the author characterizes as "market communism" in today's China.
ACCESSION #
67661450

 

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