Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open-Air Painting (Harvard University Asia Center, 2020)
Author Yi Gu discusses how the practice of plein air sketching was critical to shaping, and perceiving, national identity throughout modern Chinese art.
- Calligraphy, brush arts, and word-and-image
- Gardens, landscape, and environment
- Global modernism and global contemporary art
- Transcultural and transnational approaches
- Open-air painting
- Comparative media studies
- Art in authoritarian regime
- Epistemological shifts
- Andrews, Julia Frances. Painters and Politics in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1979. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
- Andrews, Julia Frances, and Kuiyi Shen. The Art of Modern China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.
- Barme, Geremie. An Artist Exile: A Life of Feng Zikai(1898-1978). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
- Chung, Anita. Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965). Cleveland Museum of Art, 2011.
- Clarke, David. Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World. Hong Kong University Press, 2011.
- Clunas, Craig. Chinese Painting and Its Audiences. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017.
- Croizier, Ralph. Art and Revolution in Modern China: The Lingnan (Cantonese) School of Painting, 1906-1951. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988.
- Roberts, Claire. Friendship in Art: Fou Lei and Huang Binhong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010.
- Wong, Aida Y. Parting the Mists: Discovering Japan and the Rise of National-Style Painting in Modern China. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2006.