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Chinese art and visual culture, 28 September – 4 October

October 4, 2009

*I presented at the Association for Asian Studies New England Regional Conference at Brown University. My paper, “It’s Alive!: Strange Stories and Animated Paintings in Late Imperial China” was part of the panel Text and Image in Late Imperial China. There was also a terrific panel on East Asian Art in the 1980s that compared Japanese, Chinese, and Korean art during this understudied decade.

*The most famous Chinese painting – the portrait of Chairman Mao on Tiananmen – was replaced just in time for the National Day festivities.
The most famous Chinese painting gets a facelift in time for National Day

*Ai Weiwei spoke out in Time Magazine about just how far he thinks China still has to go.

*China Merchants Bank introduced an art investment scheme with Chinese contemporary art.

* reported that the first book on collecting Chinese contemporary art, Chinese Contemporary Art: 7 Things You Should Know by Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu, has been published in Chinese by AW Asia.

Take a look at Dr. Chiu’s crash course on the thirty-year history of Chinese contemporary art:
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