Visualizing Modern China Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present
Contributions by Jeremy Brown; Michael G. Chang; James A. Cook; Madeleine Yue Dong; Susan Fernsebner; Christian Hess; Matthew D. Johnson; Lu Liu; Cecily McCaffrey; Andrew D. Morris; Charles D. Musgrove; Sigrid Schmalzer; E. Elena Songster; Zhiwei Xiao and Xiaowei Zheng
Lexington Books, 2014, 306 p.
Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750–Present offers a sophisticated yet accessible interpretation of modern Chinese history through visual imagery. With rich illustrations and a companion website, it is an ideal textbook for college-level courses on modern Chinese history and on modern visual culture. The introduction provides a methodological framework and historical overview, while the chronologically arranged chapters use engaging case studies to explore important themes. Topics include: Qing court ritual, rebellion and war, urban/rural relations, art and architecture, sports, the Chinese diaspora, state politics, film propaganda and censorship, youth in the Cultural Revolution, environmentalism, and Internet culture.
Companion website: http://visualizingmodernchina.org