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Children of Marx and Coca-Cola: Chinese Avant-garde Art and Independent Cinema

Xiaoping Lin


This book affords a deep study of Chinese avant-garde art and independent cinema from the mid-1990s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. It situates selected artworks and films in the context of Chinese nationalism and post-socialism and against the background of the capitalist globalization that has so radically affected contemporary China. The book juxtaposes and compares artists and independent filmmakers from a number of intertwined perspectives, particularly in their shared avant-garde postures and perceptions. It provides close readings of a variety of visual texts and artistic ... More

Keywords: avant-garde art, Chinese art, independent cinema, Chinese cinema, Chinese nationalism, post-socialism, China, installation, performance, painting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833367
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xiaoping Lin, author
City University of New York