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The Resource The Phoenix Years

The Phoenix Years

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The Phoenix Years
Title
The Phoenix Years
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Madeleine O'Dea
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Phoenix years
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art, resistance, and the making of modern China
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Language
eng
Summary
Amidst all the chatter about China lies this rock of a book, a magnificent memoir/ history from the very core of modern Chinese society and history. It's a wonderful thing where the essential book and the delightful book are, as in this case, the one thing. Let no one speak of China who has not read The Phoenix Years.' Tom Keneally, author of AustraliansThe Phoenix Years tells the riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the four decades since the country started opening to the world in 1978. This remarkable narrative is informed and illuminated by another one running beneath its surface - the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression.By following the personal stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day. It relates the amazing years of self-discovery and hope in the 1980s, which ended in the disaster of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Following that tragedy comes the story of China's meteoric economic rise, of the opportunities that emerged and the difficult compromises artists and others have to make to be citizens in modern China.Journalist and foreign correspondent Madeleine O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over 30 years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and its citizens' long struggle for free expression. Over that time she has known many of the key players, some of whom are now international art stars. Their stories tell the history of their country.At once a fascinating and accessible account of the birth of modern China and a moving chronicle of decades of courageous political resistance and cultural activism, The Phoenix Years is vital reading for anyone interested in China today
Summary
An account of the birth of modern China traces its four-decade rise from economic ruin to global giant, documenting the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists to reveal how their careers and achievements have reflected the courage, creativity and resistance of an emerging artistic avant-garde
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Biography type
collective biography
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10601766
Cataloging source
BT
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O'Dea, Madeleine
Dewey number
700
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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art, resistance, and the making of modern China
Label
The Phoenix Years
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781952534812
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optical disk
Label
The Phoenix Years
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6a4f22dc-2ad8-4e42-9b2d-bc92117e0bb7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534812
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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