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'Civilising' China: visualising wenming in contemporary Chinese art

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This study examines how the discourse of wenming (civilisation/civility) has been visualised throughout twentieth century Chinese art, with a particular emphasis on contemporary practice. Originally linked to concepts of modernity and change in the early twentieth century I argue that wenming continues to be of crucial importance in understanding how contemporary China wishes to be seen by the rest of the world. Through a series of close visual readings and case studies I explore how wenmi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Trinity College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Art,Department of
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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:30fe2e43-7b5d-4563-bb3b-8dd7a773b57a
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ora:11740

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