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Party and the Arty in China The New Politics of Culture

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ISBN-10: 0742527204

ISBN-13: 9780742527201

Edition: 2004

Authors: Richard Kraus

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Cultural Reform as an Afterthought
The Waning Authority of the Chinese State as Patron of the Arts
Normalizing Nudity
The Chinese Censorship Game: New Rules for the Prevention of Art
Artists as Professionals
The Price of Beauty
The Hands That Feed Them
Index
About the Author