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Luo Zhongli, <em>Father</em>
Luo Zhongli, Father

Luo Zhongli's Father elicited strong reactions among the Chinese public and remains one of the most revered paintings from this period in China’s history.

Modern China (1912–present), an introduction
Modern China (1912–present), an introduction

From the end of the twentieth century to today, rapid improvements in the economy, increasing globalization, and growing status as a major political and military power have continued to significantly alter life, including in the cultural sphere, ensuring China’s place in the contemporary art field.

Ai Weiwei, <em>Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn</em>
Ai Weiwei, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn

How can the destruction of an artifact also be an act of preservation?

The Case for Ai Weiwei
The Case for Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei synthesizes the clash between reverence for the past and the irrepressible drive for the future.

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