My Life as an Art Soldier in Mao’s China: Art and Politics
Modern China Studies, 2011
27 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2020
Date Written: March 30, 2011
The author narrates how in Mao's China his personal experience took unexpected turns when China dramatically transformed politically, economically, and culturally, and how he in reacting to these overwhelming changes evolved from an initial 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.
Keywords: Mao's China, arts and politics, market communism
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