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The Resource The Phoenix years : art, resistance and the making of modern China, Madeleine O'Dea

The Phoenix years : art, resistance and the making of modern China, Madeleine O'Dea

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The Phoenix years : art, resistance and the making of modern China
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The Phoenix years
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art, resistance and the making of modern China
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Madeleine O'Dea
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Art, resistance and the making of modern China
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art, resistance, and the making of modern China
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eng
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The transformation of modern China told through the eyes of its dissident artists and writers. The Phoenix Years tells the riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the four decades after the country started opening to the world in 1978. The book brings the story to life by counterpointing the remarkable narrative of economic and political change with the one running beneath the surface - the story of China's emerging avant-garde, a semi-secret world of artists dreaming of freedom, including pioneers of the earliest days, edgy new players, members of China's troubled ethnic minorities, and a giant of the China art boom whose paintings grace museums in every Western capital...By following the personal stories of nine revolutionary artists of different ages and backgrounds, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed people's imaginations, thwarted their hopes and set off a struggle for self-expression that continues 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. The story after 1989 is of China's meteoric economic rise, of the opportunities that emerged and the difficult compromises people have to make to be a citizen in modern China...Journalist and foreign correspondent Madeleine O'Dea has been an eyewitness to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and its citizens' long struggle for free expression for over 30 years. A long-time resident of China, and on intimate terms with key players, many of whom are now huge international stars, she is the perfect person to write this important and fascinating book. At once an accessible history of China as well as a chronicle of decades of courageous political resistance and cultural activism, The Phoenix Years is vital reading for anyone interested in China today
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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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collective biography
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Madeleine O'Dea is a writer and journalist who has been covering the political, economic, and cultural life of China for the past three decades. She worked for five years with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra before entering journalism as the Beijing correspondent for The Australian Financial Review newspaper in the late 1980s. She covered China throughout the '90s as a producer with ABC Television. In 2004 she moved to Beijing and took up a position as a presenter and editor with China Radio International and later served as the Arts Editor for the Beijinger magazine. In 2010 she became the founding Editor-in-Chief of ARTINFO China and the Asia Editor of Art+Auction and Modern Painters magazines.
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10601766
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ANL
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O'Dea, Madeleine
Dewey number
951
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Art and popular culture
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art and popular culture
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Chinese
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
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adult
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art, resistance, and the making of modern China
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The Phoenix years : art, resistance and the making of modern China, Madeleine O'Dea
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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000057813415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760291259
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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colour illustrations, portraits
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(OCoLC)953062957
Label
The Phoenix years : art, resistance and the making of modern China, Madeleine O'Dea
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057813415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760291259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953062957

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