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The Resource Children of Marx and Coca-Cola : Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema, Xiaoping Lin

Children of Marx and Coca-Cola : Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema, Xiaoping Lin

Label
Children of Marx and Coca-Cola : Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema
Title
Children of Marx and Coca-Cola
Title remainder
Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema
Statement of responsibility
Xiaoping Lin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Children of Marx and Coca-Cola affords a deep study of Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema from the mid-1990s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Informed by the author's experience in Beijing and New York--global cities with extensive access to an emergent transnational Chinese visual culture--this work situates selected artworks and films in the context of Chinese nationalism and postsocialism and against the background of the capitalist globalization that has so radically affected contemporary China. It juxtaposes and compares avant-garde artists and independent filmmakers from a number of intertwined perspectives, particularly in their shared avant-garde postures and perceptions. Xiaoping Lin provides illuminating close readings of a variety of visual texts and artistic practices, including installation, performance, painting, photography, video, and film. Throughout, he sustains a theoretical discussion of representative artworks and films and succeeds in delineating a variegated postsocialist cultural landscape saturated by market forces, confused values, and lost faith. This refreshing approach is due to Lin's ability to tackle both Chinese art and cinema rigorously within a shared discursive space. He, for example, aptly conceptualizes a central thematic concern in both genres as "postsocialist trauma" aggravated by capitalist globalization. By thus focusing exclusively on the two parallel and often intersecting movements or phenomena in the visual arts, his work brings about a fruitful dialog between the narrow field of traditional art history and visual studies more generally. Children of Marx and Coca-Cola will be a major contribution to China studies, art history, film studies, and cultural studies. Multiple audiences--specialists, teachers, and students in these disciplines, as well as general readers with an interest in contemporary Chinese society and culture--will find that this work fulfills an urgent need for sophisticated analysis of China's cultural production as it assumes a key role in capitalist globalization
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lin, Xiaoping
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical interventions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Chinese
  • Independent films
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Arts and globalization
  • ART
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art, Chinese
  • Arts and globalization
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Independent films
  • China
  • Avant-garde
  • Filmkunst
  • Kapitalisme
  • Internationalisatie
  • China
  • Kunst
  • China
  • Film
  • China
  • Oberoende film, Kina
  • Kinesisk konst
  • Avantgarde (estetik)
  • Konst och globalisering
Label
Children of Marx and Coca-Cola : Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema, Xiaoping Lin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema in context -- Re-creating urban space in avant-garde art -- Discourse and displacement : contemplating Beijing's urban landscape -- Beijing : Yin Xiuzhen's The ruined city -- Globalism or nationalism? : Cai Guoqiang, Zhang Huan, and Xu Bing in New York -- China's lost youth through the lens of independent cinema -- New Chinese cinema of the "sixth generation" : a distant cry of forsaken children -- Behind Chinese walls : the uncanny power of matriarchy in Wang Chao's Anyang orphan -- The imagery of postsocialist trauma in Peacock, Shanghai dreams, and Stolen life -- In quest of meaning in a spiritual void : film and video -- Jia Zhangke's cinematic trilogy : a journey across the ruins of post-Mao China -- The video works of Yang Fudong : an ultimate escape from a global nightmare -- Ning Hao's Incense : a curious tale of early Buddhism -- Chinese artists and filmmakers at the beginning of a new century
Control code
ocn663886465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441671295
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vb7z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663886465
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Children of Marx and Coca-Cola : Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema, Xiaoping Lin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema in context -- Re-creating urban space in avant-garde art -- Discourse and displacement : contemplating Beijing's urban landscape -- Beijing : Yin Xiuzhen's The ruined city -- Globalism or nationalism? : Cai Guoqiang, Zhang Huan, and Xu Bing in New York -- China's lost youth through the lens of independent cinema -- New Chinese cinema of the "sixth generation" : a distant cry of forsaken children -- Behind Chinese walls : the uncanny power of matriarchy in Wang Chao's Anyang orphan -- The imagery of postsocialist trauma in Peacock, Shanghai dreams, and Stolen life -- In quest of meaning in a spiritual void : film and video -- Jia Zhangke's cinematic trilogy : a journey across the ruins of post-Mao China -- The video works of Yang Fudong : an ultimate escape from a global nightmare -- Ning Hao's Incense : a curious tale of early Buddhism -- Chinese artists and filmmakers at the beginning of a new century
Control code
ocn663886465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441671295
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vb7z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663886465
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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