The book offers a bridge into the critical understanding of modern Chinese art through its encounter with the world beyond China's borders. David Clarke demonstrates Chinese art's interconnections with Western cultures while exploring its inherited cultural traditions and internal historical change.
The first section deals with the cross-cultural trajectories of individual Chinese artists who traveled from China to the West and then returned. The focus then shifts from the movement of individual artists between cultures to the process by which specific genres of Western art have been interpreted by Chinese artists. The final section illuminates the encounter of cultures via visual representations of Macau and Hong Kong.
- Part I: Trajectories: Chinese artists and the West(第13頁)
- Chapter 1: Chitqua: A Chinese artist in eighteenth-century London(第15頁)
- Chapter 2: Cross-cultural dialogue and artistic innovation: Teng Baiye and Mark Tobey(第85頁)
- Part II: Imported genres(第113頁)
- Chapter 3: Iconicity and indexicality: The body in Chinese art(第115頁)
- Chapter 4: Abstraction and modern Chinese art(第133頁)
- Part III: Returning home: Cites between China and the world(第165頁)
- Chapter 5: Illuminating facades: Looking at postcolonial Macau(第167頁)
- Chapter 6: The haunted city: Hong Kong and its urban others in the postcolonial era(第189頁)