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Author Wangwright, Amanda, author
Title The golden key : modern women artists and gender negotiations in Republican China (1911-1949) / by Amanda Wangwright
Imprint Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2021
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 153 pages ): illustrations (some color
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Series Modern Asian art and visual culture, 2214-5257 ; volume 7
Modern Asian art and visual culture ; volume 7
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: The golden key of art -- 1. A beacon in the distance -- 2. By any other name -- 3. Nude ambition -- 4. Embattled careers-- Conclusion: Under the power of the times
The first monograph devoted to women artists of the Republican period, 'The Golden Key' recovers the history of a groundbreaking yet forgotten force in China's modern art world. Through its detailed examination of the lives and careers of six female artists-Guan Zilan, Qiu Ti, Pan Yuliang, Fang Junbi, Yu Feng, and Liang Baibo-this book argues that women were central to the emergence of modernist art in early twentieth-century China and to the nation's larger modernization project. Amanda S. Wangwright's analysis of a wealth of primary sources demonstrates how these women constructed public personas, negotiated space within art societies, applied feminist thought to their artistic praxis, and surmounted obstacles to their careers-wielding art as the "golden key" to professional advancement and gender equality
Subject Women artists -- China -- History -- Biography
Women artists -- China -- History and criticism -- 20th century
Gender identity in art -- History -- 20th century
Nude in art -- History -- 20th century
China -- Social conditions -- 1912-1949
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