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Coming Soon: Art in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–present

Is it modern? Contemporary? Something else? This chapter explores how artists responded to the complex historical circumstances of the Mao era, Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao era, including its many avant-garde and global movements.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Kristen Loring Brennan, "Coming Soon: Art in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–present," in Smarthistory, December 17, 2021, accessed February 9, 2023, https://smarthistory.org/reframing-art-history/peoples-republic-china-art/.